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MONEY: ROME TO US
Gibson Curriculum Gallery
April 24 - May 11, 2013
Reception: April 24, 4:45 p.m.
Money: Romans to Us is a collaborative work between Professor of Classics, Shawn O' Bryhim, and History Major, Marissa Sobel '13. The exhibition focuses on a variety of coins from the permanent collection encompassing four reflective themes: religion, symbols, identity, and "usurpers." In comparing the coins, viewers are led to understand that coin types carry significant messages, many of which have been present on coinage since antiquity. In addition, they will realize that some of their assumptions about coinage are based not on a historical fact, but on contemporary myth.
Reception and President’s Awards Ceremony: April 25, 4:45 p.m.
The annual juried exhibition of artwork by students of all cohort years. The President’s Awards reception offers money prizes to students whose works are juried as excellent in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and an overall Best in Show.
Photojournalism Through Silkscreen Prints is a collection of prints by Art Major Stephanie Lifshutz '13 inspired by a semester exploring photojournalism as a fine art. Photographs were taken from two specific locations in New York, in an attempt to capture the personalities of each location. The photographs were then altered through the silkscreen process. Each location and set of photographs have been rendered in a color in which the artist feels best represents that particular location.
Art Major Rebecca Frantz explores narratives conveyed by human gestures and expressions in her installation of mixed media figurative sculpture. In this work, Frantz continues to explore the concepts of voyeristic tendencies and the "butterfly effect" (the theory that one event in life can physically and psychologically affect you in any number of unforseen ways). The artist further develops these concepts through printmaking techniques, including etching and silkscreen, which are included in this exhibition.
On the Observing of the Observer of the Observers is an installation of digital art that encompasses the lower level of the Phillips Museum of Art, as well as several other locations around the F&M campus, developed by artist and former F&M Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow James Coupe. The installation uses a network of surveillance cameras to extract narratives from people's behaviors and activities, and then reorganizes the resulting video footage into a multi-channel film based upon Friedrich Durrenmatt's 1986 novella The Assignment. (This project was made possible with the support of DXARTS at the University of Washington).
Collecting Shadows: The Dawn of American Photography is an exhibition curated by Art Major Madelaine Fye '13, that attempts to illustrate the importance of photographic images as personal objects during the nineteenth century in the United States. We are surrounded by photographic images; in newspapers and on the Internet, decorating rooms and illustrating books. This near constant exposure has prompted us to forget how photography completely changed the landscape of visual culture. The collected examples include techniques developed throughout the nineteenth century in a discussion of how the images were employed in Lancaster as well as surrounding cities.
This exhibition of work by former Art and Art History students was curated by Claire Giblin, Curator of Exhibitions at The Phillips Museum of Art. The work includes that of former students from the 1970s through 2011. A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for February 1 at 4:45 p.m. where the public is invited to meet the artists and the community is welcome.
The Rite of Spring and Trans-Atlantic Modernism
March 4 - 29, 2013
A display of digital and photographic images exploring the wide ranging artistic impact of The Rite of Spring and its role in forging an international modernist community in the early 20th century.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Nola Semczyszyn, presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of diverse representations of the natural world, including models, micrographs, descriptions, photographs, paintings, specimens, maps, films, and charts. The exhibition will explore the question of what we gain, lose, or disguise when we represent nature, and how we can better use representations to promote greater environmental awareness through our scholarship and teaching. A reception and gallery talk will be held on September 20 at 4:45 p.m.
Semczyszyn's upcoming exhibition was featured in a recent article in The Lancaster Online, which explained the inspiration behind her work and her hopes for the exhibition:
An exhibition of sculpture and multi-media installations by artists who studied with sculptor and educator James Nestor during his long and distinguished teaching career. Several of Nestor's works will also be featured in the exhibition, which will be presented in the Dana and Rothman galleries and the Kneedler outdoor sculpture garden, adjacent to the Museum. Artists’ talk and reception in the Dana Gallery on September 22 at 3:00 p.m.
A commemorative exhibition of the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation developed and curated by Hackman scholars, Heather M. Brown ’13 and Megan L. Brown ‘13, working with Professor of History and American Studies, Louise Stevenson. The exhibition reviews Lancaster’s role in the fight for freedom and the roles played by its citizens, including Thaddeus Stevens, Edward Gorsuch, the Prince Hall Masons, and William Parker. Student curators will be available at the opening reception on October 18 at 4:45 pm in the Nissley Gallery.
Also, check out the online exhibition that features art related to the Emancipation 150 exhibition, designed by Brittany Baksa, Collections Assistant, in collaboration with Heather Brown and Megan Brown.