The Mark H. Reece Collection Of Student-Acquired Contemporary Art

JANUARY 19 – MARCH 31, 2024


This year Wake Forest celebrates the 60th anniversary of the University’s one-of-a-kind student-led art buying program. Beginning in 1963, students under the direction of faculty advisors have traveled to New York City every four years to purchase contemporary art for the Mark H. Reece Collection of Student-Acquired Contemporary Art. This revered tradition has empowered three generations of students to amass a premier collection of contemporary art. As progressive and radical as it was in 1963, the students’ charge has remained consistent over six decades and 16 art-buying trips: to purchase artworks that reflect the times. Of the Times at Hanes Gallery will feature highlights from each decade and select artworks from each buying trip

Wake Forest University Galleries and Art Collections is excited to introduce new accessibility features for this exhibition. These features offer members of our community different ways to engage with the exhibition and support and welcome all visitors. Click here to see many of our accessibility features, and contact us if you would like to share your thoughts on how we might continue increasing access in the Galleries.

For group tours, contact Acquavella Curator Jennifer Finkel, finkelj@wfu.edu

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