The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery


The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is recognized as one of the region's foremost spaces in which to experience the achievements of internationally renowned artists and art movements of yesterday and today. Housed in a former church in the medieval-revival style, the Gallery is host to five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions cover a wide range of periods and mediums, including medieval manuscripts, Renaissance prints, Japanese woodcuts, and Pop Art, as well as installations, drawings, and paintings by important contemporary artists and LVC faculty.

Exhibitions are made possible by the The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery's membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 5–8 p.m.
Thursday–Friday: 1–4:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
By appointment for tour groups. 

There is no charge for admission to the gallery.

20th Anniversary of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on Friday, September 26th,  5 - 7 p.m., with a special reception and panel discussion in Zimmerman Recital Hall. Please join the celebration as we discuss the gallery’s history and future with past directors and special guests and enjoy refreshments and music. Admission is free, but pre-registration is requested. Please RSVP to the gallery at 717-867-6445 or

Current Exhibition









Image: Louis Aime Japy (French, 1840-1916), Landscape, nineteenth-century, oil on canvas, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Intersection: Painting, Drawing, and Photography
August 29 - October 12, 2014

Special Opening Reception:  Friday, September 5, 5 - 7 p.m.
Please join us for a special opening reception hosted by President Lewis Evitts Thayne, Ph.D., and Dorothy Thayne. Gallery Members free. Admission is $10 for non-members. R.S.V.P. to gallery at or 717-867-6445.

This exhibition will examine the history of the complex intersection of painting and photography. In particular, the genres of portraiture and landscape will demonstrate how the two mediums have impacted each other from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. In the nineteenth century, artists such as Fitz Henry Lane, Thomas Eakins, and Edgar Degas used photography to support their painting process, while photographers such as Peter Henry Emerson and Edward Steichen attempted to elevate photography to an art form. In the twentieth century photo-realists such as Chuck Close and Ralph Goings were directly inspired by the unique vision of the camera.

Lecture: Dr. Sarah Gordon, American University, " 'The rich gifts it bestows': Exchanges among Photography, Painting and Drawing," Wednesday, September 17, 5 p.m., Zimmerman Recital Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.