Intersections of Academics and Art
Housed in a former church in the gothic-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.
Summer 2022 Exhibition
This exhibit features works from All That Is Glorious Around Us: The Vesell Family Collection, 45 predominantly American landscape paintings from the nineteenth century recently donated by Hilary Peery Vesell in memory of her father, Dr. Elliot Vesell. Highlights of the collection include work by Henry Ary, Susie Barstow, John William Casilear, Maria Holley, and George Henry Smillie, among others of the Hudson River School canon. Exploring such topics as symbolic imagery, tourism, industry, and environmental issues, the exhibit provides a lens through which to view these paintings anew. Initially on display in Fall 2021, this summer show adds eleven new works to what was previously exhibited.
Fall 2022 Exhibition
This exhibit features works by the Philadelphia artist Richard J. Watson, currently artist-in-residence and exhibitions manager at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Incorporating found objects and materials in his mixed media collage, his work resonates with his personal history and experience. “In so many ways, I feel that I live my life much like the composition of a piece of music. Tones, rhythms, cadence, volume, and movement are terms that could easily describe both.” Watson’s art makes connections between past and present, the personal and universal, individual and community. Rooted in his own experiences in the civil rights movement, Watson creates art as an agent of social transformation.
- 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. (Please contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private Gallery talk for your school or organization.)
The Friends of the Gallery consists of faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and other patrons of the arts who provide generous financial support for the high-caliber exhibitions and programs offered at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College. Your gift to become a Friend of the Gallery supports these aspirations, our exciting calendar of events, and ongoing success in future years.
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