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Schmucker Art Gallery

Building: Schmucker Hall
Phone: (717)337-6080
FAX: (717)337-6099
Office Email Address:
Office Hours: 9-4
Campus Box: 2452

The 1600 square-foot Schmucker Art Gallery is a lively art space that displays seven to eight 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 traveling exhibits of works selected from public and private collections.

Gallery hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 4

Location: 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 2-hour parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Schmucker Hall. The main entrance is through the quadrangle side of the building.

For more information: contact Shannon Egan, Ph.D., Director, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Box 2452, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-337-6080,

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August 25- September 18, 2005

Reception: First Friday, September 2, 6-8 pm

Outstanding student works from 2004-05 studio art classes chosen by the art studio faculty.




JIM AGARD: Alchemized Structures

September 29 - October 23, 2005

Artist Reception: Thursday, September 29, 5-7 pm

Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, September 30, Noon

Studio professor Jim Agard shows his newest series of works--the products of his recent sabbatical leave. These "alchemized" wood abstractions reveal the remarkable potential of patinas to visually transform materials.

Agard Sculpture




SEEING IS BELIEVING? Nate Larson and Will Shank: Miracle Photographs

November 4 - December 4, 2005

Artist Reception: First Friday, November 4, 6-8 pm

Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, November 4, Noon

This thought-provoking exhibition brings together the works of two innovative contemporary photographers for the first time. The works explore the nature of our belief in the supernatural, in both the religious and secular realms, while simultaneously investigating the "objective" nature of the photographic document itself and its ability (or inability) to convince the viewer.

Exhibition co-sponsored by EPACC. 

Curator's Essay

 Larson Rose Petal
 Shank Christ




BLACK SHIPS AND SAMURAI: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

January 24 - February 15, 2006

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 24, 5-7 pm

Gallery Talk: Dina Lowy, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Gettysburg College, Friday, Jan. 27, Noon.

An exploration, through abundant visual materials, of the significant moment in East/West relations marked by the arrival of American Commodore Matthew Perry in Japan in 1853. This exhibit contains approximately 200 Japanese and American graphics weaved together with analytical text to demonstrate how each side depicted the other-and how each depicted the same events differently.

The exhibition was developed by internationally recognized Japan specialists John Dower and Shigeru Miyagawa for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware initiative.

Exhibition co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies and a grant from the Luce Fund for Asian Studies.

 Facing East

Facing West





February 23- March 23, 2006

Artist Reception: Tuesday, February 28, 5-7 pm

Artist GalleryTalk: Wednesday, March 1, Noon

Works in all media by the studio faculty of the Department of Visual Arts.

Carol Adelman

Jim Agard

Brent Blair

Tina Gebhart

Alan Paulson

Mark Warwick

John Winship




UNVEILING THE PAST: Hidden Treasures of the Gettysburg College Asian Art Collection

March 31- April 21, 2006

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 5-7 pm

Gallery Talk: Date T.B.A.

Selected objects from the College's outstanding, and rarely seen, collection of Asian art.

Exhibition made possible by a grant from The Freeman Foundation and comprised of objects located in Special Collections, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. A catalog of the Asian Art Collection can be found at GettDigital, on the library's website at:






April 28 - May 21, 2006

Artist Reception: Friday, April 28, 5-7 pm

Artist Talks: Wednesday, May 3, Noon;
Friday, May 5, Noon 

Capstone exhibition for graduating art studio majors.

Kathryn Berkowitz Leah Briner
Jenie Collea Elizabeth Fouch
Jessica Levenson Scott Lind
Justin McKinniss Alison Nix
Shannon Nowlin Megan Priest
Patrick Stauffer
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