Dorothea Lange's America

The Great Depression was the catalyst for a tremendous outburst of creative energy in America’s photographic community. The devastation wreaked on the country inspired a host of socially conscious photographers to capture the painful stories of the time.

Intersections of Academics and Art

Housed in a former church in the medieval-revival style, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions are made possible by the The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery's membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.


Current Exhibition

Dorothea Lange's America

Jan. 25–Mar. 24, 2019

This exhibition features the work of Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965) and 13 additional artists. Exhibition events will include an opening reception, a Colloquium lecture given by Dr. Linda Gordon, a musical lecture by Michael Lasser, a photography workshop (download a registration form here), and a film.



*Gallery hours will resume Aug. 31.

  • 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.


Past Exhibits

Robert William “Bob” Montana, Archie (detail), April 14, 1957, King Features Syndicate, ink over graphite on Bristol board, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches.

Aug. 31—Oct. 21, 2018

Comics Unstripped

Comics Unstripped joined the burgeoning wave of scholarly introspection on this previously overlooked mass medium. Incorporating research from a spring 2018 course on comic art, the exhibition not only examined the historical development of comics as an art form, but also explored comics as visual communication.

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition presented the individual work of nine LVC students in the Department of Art & Visual Culture

April 25—May 12, 2018

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

The Studio Art Thesis Exhibition presented the individual work of nine LVC students. Created during the Spring 2018 semester as a capstone experience in studio art, the work of each artist demonstrates conceptual thinking and technical refinement in the visualization of complex ideas.

Exploring sacred art through five major religions—Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism—is the focus of the newest exhibition at the Gallery.

Jan. 19–March 18, 2018

Sacred: Image, Text, Ritual Exhibit

Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, provide the focus of this exhibition exploring sacred art. A variety of religious objects representing themes of image, text, and ritual provides a lens with which to explore these unique traditions and the ways in which they intersect.

Piece from the Painting on Clay exhibit at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Sept. 1–Oct. 15, 2017

Painting on Clay: Toshiko Takaezu and the Abstract Expressionist Movement

This exhibition paired the work of some of the most important abstract artists painting in the early post World War II era with the work of Toshiko Takaezu, an American ceramic artist and painter.

Streetwise Revisited exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Jan. 19 - Mar. 19, 2017

Mary Ellen Mark - Tiny: Streetwise Revisited

This exhibition, organized by the Aperture Foundation, incorporated some of the most powerful images from Mark's long-term project, Streetwise Revisited.

LVC Reimagined exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

April 1 - May 15, 2016

LVC Reimagined

This exhibition presented an architectural model designed by students in the LVC Reimagined course taught by Dr. Grant Taylor.

Jerry Pinkney exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Jan. 15—March 13, 2016

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist's Exploration of Images and Words

This exhibition explored this renowned artist's engagement with literature, and the process of creating meaningful visual solutions that expand and enliven a narrative.