Witness to War

CWO2 Michael D. Fay, USMCR (American, b. 1953), Stalking the Patrol Base, High Noon, acrylic and water-based oils on canvas, 28 3/4 in. x 23 in.

Intersections of Academics and Art

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


Current Exhibition

Witness to War

Nov. 2–Dec. 16, 2018

Examining combat-themed art of the 20th and 21st centuries, Witness to War provides a poignant introspective of the lived experience of war and its aftermath. Exhibition events will include a musical performance composed by Dr. Scott H. Eggert, professor emeritus of music, performed by Dr. Christopher Kiver conducting the Pennsylvania State University Concert Choir, an opening reception, Veteran's Writing Project and Workshop, Veteran Paper Workshop (download a registration form here), and Colloquium Lecture given by Michael D. Fay and Tara Leigh Tappert.



*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.


Upcoming Events, Lectures, and Workshops



Colloquium Lecture: Dorothea Lange and Photography for Social Justice

Dr. Linda Gordon, Florence Kelley Professor of History, New York University. Her book Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits (2009) won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for best biography and the American…



Musical Lecture: "Who Cares If Banks Fail in Yonkers": The Songs of the Great Depression

Michael Lasser, lecturer, writer, broadcaster, critic, and teacher. Illustrated by period musical recordings. After the giddy hedonism of the 1920s, the songs of the 1930s took on a new darker strain…

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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.