Schmucker Art Gallery presents spring exhibitions

Exhibitions by Judy Chicago and Kara Walker are featured

During the first half of the spring semester, Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College will present two exhibitions, including a student-curated exhibition and an exhibition that is part of the College’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

More information on the exhibitions is below, and for additional information, contact Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan at 717-337-6125,, or visit

Judy Chicago – Birth Project series

Curated by Francesca DeBiaso (Art History '12)

Judy Chicago and Jan Kinney discussing Creation of the World, 1982 Collection of Gettysburg College

An exhibition on feminist artist Judy Chicago’s Birth Project series will run from Jan. 25 to March 8 in the Project Space of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College. 

Exhibition: Jan. 25 - March 8
Curator’s Talk: Jan. 25, 4 p.m.
Opening Reception: Jan. 25, 5 p.m.

Kara Walker – lithographs of Civil War-era imagery

Kara Walker

An exhibition by contemporary artist and MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award recipient Kara Walker will run from Jan. 25 to March 8. Her suite of lithographs uses Civil War-era imagery to question issues of identity, history, sexuality and race, particularly in relation to stereotypes and historical perceptions of African Americans. 

A coordinating lecture, "Visualizing Emancipation: What did Freedom Look Like?," by Deborah Willis (artist, Africana studies scholar and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow) will be held Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in Schmucker Hall’s Paul Recital Hall, located along North Washington Street.

Exhibition: Jan. 25 - March 8
Opening Reception: Feb. 22, 5 p.m.
Deborah Willis lecture: Feb. 22, 6 p.m. (Paul Recital Hall)

Admission and all events are free and open to the public. Building is accessible. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information about this exhibition, please contact Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan at 717-337-6125,, or visit

The 1,600-square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays ten to eleven different exhibitions each year. Included in the gallery calendar are shows by local, national, and international contemporary artists, a faculty exhibition, a student exhibition, the annual senior art-major show, and exhibits of works selected from public and private collections. The Schmucker Art Gallery is located on the main floor of Schmucker Hall (conveniently located at the intersection of N. Washington and Water streets) and is fully accessible. Free parking is available in one of the visitor parking lots on campus, or free two-hour parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Schmucker Hall. The main entrance is through the quadrangle side of the building.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2013

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