Schmucker Hall
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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 (view on map) 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.

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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Spring 2010 Calendar

Jinming Dong, You, interactive LED, 20" x 20" x 5"

Senior Exhibition

April 28 - May 16, 2010

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 5-7 pm

Student Gallery Talks: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1-3 pm

This year's capstone projects in the Senior Exhibitions reflect the accomplishments of each graduating studio art major and demonstrate originality, dedication, and a thorough understanding of aesthetic principles.


Wrenching News, 2008, New York Times newspapers
Ron Longsdorf, I saw our future that day, 2009, polystyrene, wall studs, floodlights, DMX dimmers, MAX/MSP software, electronics, motion sensor, 10 ft x 10 ft x 6ft

Juried Student Exhibition


Ron Longsdorf: New Work

March 25 - April 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 25, 5-7 pm
Meet the Artist/Juror: Friday, March 26, 2010, noon

Outstanding work produced by students enrolled in studio courses at Gettysburg College during the 2009-10 academic year will be selected by juror Ron Longsdorf.   Longsdorf is an artist and independent curator who lives and works in Wilmington, DE. He has exhibited in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Richmond, Minneapolis, and Berlin, Germany. Ron has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Farm in Nebraska, and Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC. In 2009, he received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Ron is currently Exhibition Coordinator and part time Curator with the New Wilmington Art Association, in Wilmington, DE. Ron holds an MFA in sculpture from the University of Delaware and a BFA in sculpture from Pennsylvania State University.   Longsdorf also exhibits new work in Schmucker Art Gallery and discusses his mixed-media installations and the jurying process to the public on March 26, 2010 at noon. 

Wrenching News, 2008, New York Times newspapers
Wrenching News, 2008, New York Times newspapers

Maren Hassinger: Lives

January 22 - March 5, 2010
Artist's Talk: Friday, February 26, 2010, 4-5 pm
Reception: Friday, February 26, 2010, 5-7 pm

The exhibition of Maren Hassinger's sculptures, installations, and films, an event that coincides with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Africana Studies Conference on Public Policy in the African Diaspora, provides a complicated and richly nuanced perspective on issues of race, gender, identity, and social policies.   Keenly aware of how the designation of race and gender can be seen as the primary markers of identity, Hassinger states, "The change I want in the world is King's 'Dream.' I want to communicate my presence as a human being and the poignancy of that presence not the things that have happened because of my blackness and femininity."

Maren Hassinger has mounted many solo exhibitions and participated in more than 120 group shows.  Her work is included in more than 34 catalogs and in many public collections.  Hassinger has performed at the Museum of Modern Art, been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, and ARTnews, and received grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Hassinger is Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Fall 2009 Calendar

art exhibitionNovember 20 - December 5, 2009
Ancient Ritual Objects of China

Reception: Friday, November 20, 6 - 7 pm

Special Collections at Gettysburg College contains an extensive compilation of Asian Art spanning several millennia. The works in the exhibition "Ancient Ritual Objects of China" at Schmucker Art Gallery display the expansive use of decorative objects in Ancient Chinese ritual practices, as well as the two major media employed  by Chinese artists of the time. Burial practices and the concept of the afterlife were enormously important ideas to Ancient Chinese peoples. This exhibition elucidates  the practice of sacrificial offerings and preparation for the afterlife through an explanation of the works and their functions during ritual practice.

Curated by Elizabeth Peterson '10 (Art History and Studio Art)

art exhibition

Sept. 10 – Dec. 5
Edward S. Curtis: Photogravures from The North American Indian

Opening Reception: Sept. 10, 5 - 7 pm

Symposium: “Photographing the North American Indian” on Friday, Nov. 20,  4-6 pm, reception: 6-7 pm

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) is one of the most important American photographers of the early twentieth century.  Original photogravures and other materials from The North American Indian (1907-30) on loan from The John Work Garrett Library of The Johns Hopkins University will be on display.  Supported by banking magnate J.P. Morgan and President Theodore Roosevelt, Curtis’s project reveals a particular perspective on Native American culture and politics in the United States between 1900 and 1930.    

The exhibition is supported in part by EPACC, Gettysburg College.

(photo credit:  Edward S. Curtis, Watching the Dancers, photogravure, c.1906, courtesy The John Work Garrett Library of The Johns Hopkins University)


October 2 – October 17, 2009
“Scenic Designs by Jerry Hanson, 1984-2009: A Celebration of Theater at Gettysburg College”
Reception: October 16, 5 to 7 pm

To celebrate twenty-five years of theater at Gettysburg College, Associate Professor Jerry Hanson will exhibit a retrospective of his scenic designs.  Professor Hanson has served as Resident Designer and Technical Director for the College's Theatre Arts Program since arriving on campus in 1984. Since 1968 he has designed more than 200 productions which included sets for The Gettysburg Theatre Festival, the Kline stage, the Showboat Majestic, Playhouse in the Park, Stage Right Repertory Company, and the Rag-a-Muffin Stage Company.  The exhibition coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the Kline Theatre and the Reunion of Theatre Arts at Gettysburg College.

The exhibition is supported in part by the Department of Theatre Arts, Gettysburg College.


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