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 Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery's membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.

 

Upcoming Exhibition

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

January 24–March 22, 2020

A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a national group of college students who joined together after the first sit-in by four African American college students at a North Carolina lunch counter. From 1963 to 1964, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Exhibition organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

 

Hours

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  • Thursday-Friday: 1—4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.—5 p.m.
  • By appointment for tour groups.

 

Past Exhibits

Plenty is one of the works of A Theater of Things exhibit

Aug. 30—Oct. 20, 2019

A Theater of Things: The Work of G. Daniel Massad

In 2018, the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State, curated a retrospective of G. Daniel Massad, A Small Radius of Light, that featured signature works spanning five decades borrowed from public and private collections. Borrowing heavily from that exhibit, with generous assistance from the Palmer, this show poses an open-ended question as to the current direction of the artist’s work.

Studio Art Exhibit 2019

April 24–May 11, 2019

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

The Studio Art Thesis Exhibition presents the individual work of twelve LVC students in the department of Art & Visual Culture. Created during the spring 2019 semester as a capstone experience in studio art, the work of each artist demonstrates conceptual thinking and technical refinement in the visualization of ideas.

Dorothea Lange (American, 1895–1965), Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California

Jan. 25–March 24, 2019

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 upon the country inspired a host of socially conscious photographers.

Michael D. Fay (American, b. 1953), Staking the Patrol Base, High Noon

Nov. 2–Dec. 16, 2018

Witness to War

Examining combat-themed art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Witness to War provides a poignant introspective of the lived experience of war and its aftermath.

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.