Caprices: Wit & Whimsy

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to present an exhibition from the University of Louisville’s print collection. Curated by students in the Critical and Curatorial Studies II class, “Caprices: Wit & Whimsy” transforms the white cube gallery into a space that invites laughter. The humor framed within this show is meant to break that invisible barrier one crosses when entering the gallery; the prints welcome candid, reflexive responses. Since the impact of visual humor is instantaneous, and can be undermined by overexplaination or analysis, this exhibition aims to allow for both instant gratification and complex reading.

“Caprices: Wit & Whimsy” includes work by Édouard Manet, Francisco Goya, Tom Huck, Bob Lockhart, Honoré Daumier, Mel Ramos, Cima Katz, among others, and was curated by Diana Dillman, Alexis Doerr, Adelaide McComb, Jessica Schumacher, Layne Wegenast, and Stephanie Wise.


Friday, August 3, 2018 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Schneider Hall, Schneider Hall Galleries
2300 S. First Street Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

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Arts, Social, Alumni, Academic


Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute, College of Arts & Sciences






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Renée K. Murphy

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