December 4 - March 6
Reception: December 4, 5pm-7pm
December 5, noon
This exhibition is curated by students in the Art History Methods course at Gettysburg College under the direction of Prof. Yan Sun. Drawing from Gettysburg College’s extensive collection of Asian art, the students apply their studies in art historical methodology to analyze and describe a wide selection of textiles, stone sarcophagus rubbings, and exquisite jade, lacquer, and porcelain objects. Image: Kesi Tapestry of Yang Guifei and Emperor Xuanzong Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Emperor, 1661 – 1722 CE, silk, 101.6 x 62.9 cm Gift of the Estate of Prof. Frank Kramer, Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College
September 4 - December 6
Reception: September 4, 5pm-7pm
September 4, noon-1pm
Through paintings, prints and works on paper, Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick examine the contradictory fears and hypocrisies, ignored histories and punitive policies surrounding the challenge of migrants and refugees today. The works in Getting There question and expose the consequences of our resentment or fear of “the stranger.” Getting There is not just about the journey and reception of migrants; it is also about the movement of our own consciences. Images: (above) Susanne Slavick, Ghost Ship, 2017, archival inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper, 4 x 6 in. Source: Giovanni di Paolo, St. Clare Rescuing the Shipwrecked, ca. 1455 (below) Andrew Ellis Johnson, Black Cabbage (detail), 2019, ink on paper, 42.5 x 89 in.
May 30 - June 21
Reception: May 31st 5-7pm
Juror Lindsey Landfried, artist, curator and director of the HUB-Robeson Galleries at Penn State University, has selected 40 artists for the Adams County Arts Council’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition held in partnership with Schmucker Art Gallery: Dorothea Barrick, Richard Barvainis, Alex Bellotti, Pamela J. Black, Doris Burdick, Mary Eve Cain, Gabriel Clarke, Sandra Derosiers, Loy Elliot, Andrea Finch, Linda Ifigenia Gottfried, Lisa Gohr Harman, Nanette Hatzes, Michael Hower, Brooke Jana, Kim Klabe, Julie A. Labosky Myers, Kip Laramie, Sarah Lenker, Joseph Lozano, Christina M. Lund, Charles D. Marley, Jr., Dorothy Marquet, Casey Martin, Gerard McFerren, Lisa S. McLeod-Simmons, Kate Miller, Alan Paulson, Judith Pyle, JD Pyshnik, Joh Ricci, Jaci Rice, James K. Rowland, Ted Scarpino, Tim Smith, Dennis Steinauer, Austin Stiegemeier, Dora Townsend, Jim Whetstone, and Sara Williams-Haggerty.
May 1 - May 19
Senior studio art majors: Angelique Acevedo, Erin Brault, Bailey Harper, Susan Holz, Yiru Jia, Li Jianrui, Annora Mack, Emma Mugford, Inayah Sherry, Jacob Smalley, Laura Waters, and Laurel Wilson, present their independent capstone projects in a variety of media under the direction of Prof. Mark Warwick.
March 26 - April 18
Drawing upon the ephemeral and immortal qualities of clay, Rachel Eng’s work considers aspects of the controlled and unpredictable in relation to our changing environment. Eng received her B.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University and her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2017 she was selected as a NCECA Emerging Artist and she has participated in residencies and exhibited both in the United States as well as internationally. Rachel Eng is Asst. Prof. of Art at Dickinson College and is juror for the Juried Student Exhibition in Schmucker Art Gallery.
March 26 - April 18
Outstanding artwork created by Gettysburg College students during the 2018-19 academic year is selected by Rachel Eng, Asst. Prof. of Art at Dickinson College.
January 25 - March 8
Reception: January 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. - Beverages and light refreshments provided
Artist’s Talk: January 25, noon, Lyceum, Penn Hall, 3rd Floor
Conversation with artist to follow in Schmucker Art Gallery, 12:30-1pm, coffee and doughnuts provided
Schmucker Art Gallery
Gallery Talk with Prof. Nicholas Miller, Asst. Professor of Art History, Gettysburg College: Feb. 27, noon, coffee and doughnuts provided.
In her exhibition titled "The Domestic," artist Zoë Charlton creates large-scale collages, drawings, and a sculptural installation that explore the " complexities of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. Recurring imagery in Charlton's work --suburban houses, African masks, paper dolls, and lush landscapes--provides a new approach to issues and representations of black identity. "The Domestic" examines notions of care-taking across racial and class lines, the fragility and failings of a home, and the complications of gender and sexuality in relation to this intensely bodily work.
Zoë Charlton, Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC, received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her BFA from Florida State University in painting and drawing. Charlton has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and at The Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX), the Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland), Haas and Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland), Clementine Gallery (NYC, NY) and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL). Her exhibitions have been reviewed in ARTnews, Art in America, The International Review of African American Art, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her work has been collected by many museums, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, NY; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, MA.
This exhibition is supported in part by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Engagement, and EPACC, Gettysburg College.
December 5, 2018 - March 8, 2019
Reception: December 7, 4:30-6:30pm
Gallery Talks: December 6, noon
Under the direction of Schmucker Art Gallery Director Shannon Egan, students in the course "Art History Methods" curate an exhibition of photographs, prints, and paintings that depict the urban environment. Students will examine issues of race, class, age, gender, as well as effects related to industry and climate change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
image: James Lesesne Wells (American, 1902-1992), Builders, etching on cream laid paper, 1938. Acquisition made possible by the Robin Wagner and Michael Birkner Art and Photography Acquisition Fund and Deborah M. Smith, Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/30/
September 4 - December 7 2018
Reception: September 4, 2018 5-7 p.m.
Lecture by James Clifton, Director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
October 11, 5 pm, Lyceum, Pennsylvania Hall
Schmucker Art Gallery
Over fifty original prints by renowned artists from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth century, including Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Théodore Géricault, and Francisco de Goya, among many others, are featured inThe Plains of Mars: European War Prints, 1500-1825. On loan from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the works of art included in this exhibition examine the topics of war and peace, propaganda, heroism, brutal conflicts, and the harrowing aftermath of battle.
Under the direction of Professor Felicia Else and Shannon Egan, Melissa Casale ‘19 and Bailey Harper ‘19 have researched and written didactic labels, catalogue essays, and created an interactive digital interface to complement the exhibition.
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/28/
September 4 – November 10, 2018
Gallery Talk by Keira Koch ’19: October 30
Schmucker Art Gallery
Keira Koch ’19 examines representations of indigenous cultures in prints and photographs by American artist Andy Warhol and First Nations artist Carl Beam. In this comparative study, Koch considers the topic of appropriation and re-appropriation of Native imagery, and invites discussion about the role of contemporary indigenous artists and how indigenous identities are expressed in contemporary art. This exhibition intersects with the issues and methodologies studied in Koch’s individualized major titled “Indigenous Cultures, History and Identity.”
image, Carl Beam (First Nations, Canadian, 1943-2005, born West Bay (M’Chigeeng), Manitoulin Island), Sitting Bull and Whale,1990 etching on Arches paper, 80 x 119.4 cm, Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
View in the Cupola: https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/artcatalogs/29/