This exhibition is the capstone project for Evian Pan ’17, the 2015-16 Carole Marchand ’57 Endowed Intern. Pan has been working with the Tang Museum’s collection and is exploring ideas of the nature of fact and fiction, the real and the surreal, through photography, sculpture and painting. According to What brings together works from the Tang Teaching Museum collection that resonate with lived experience, yet may also appear uncanny and surreal. The artists mimic, alter, and deconstruct found objects and existing imagery to question this intriguingly thin boundary. The Internship is a yearlong opportunity to introduce a student to post-graduate life by providing academic and practical experience in one or more areas of the Tang over the course of his or her junior year.
Through this internship, Pan has worked as both a collections and curatorial assistant, and will continue to split her time between the two departments over the summer.