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2011-2012 Exhibitions

  • Annual Senior Exhibition

    May 3 - May 12, 2012
    Dana Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Works by Senior Art Majors are exhibited in the Dana Gallery.

  • Annual All Student Juried Exhibition

    April 26 - May 6, 2012
    Rothman Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center
    The annual exhibition of student artwork from every cohort year, juried and presented in the Rothman Gallery.  Please join us for the reception and the annual presentation of the President's awards that will take place on April 26, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.
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  • Studying Human Nature and the World: Prints of the 17th Century

    May 1 - May 12, 2012
    Curriculum Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Join us for this exhibition of prints from the Permanent Collection of The Phillips Museum, in conjunction with Professor Michael Clapper and students participating in the class ART 249: "History of Printmaking" this spring.

    Each student has undertaken a comprehensive study of a particular print and has developed a presentation of research that will be shared in the form of text panels exhibited alongside the prints. The study for each student involves formal analysis, iconography, biography, and other methods aimed toward connoisseurship in the area of printmaking during the 17th century.

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    Deconstructing the Human Form

    April 12 - May 12, 2012
    Rothman Gallery Atrium

    Dan Deibler '12 exhibits paintings and drawings that explore the inner workings of the human body outside the illustrations of a medical textbook.

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    Artistic Anatomy: A Study of the Figure

    April 10 - April 27, 2012
    Curriculum Gallery

    Salina Almanzar '13 exhibits paintings, drawings, and sculptures that explore the human figure as a design in space, and its possible usefulness for Art.

  • Portraits of Resettled Refugees
  • Outside In: Documentary Portraits of Resettled Refugees

    April 11 - May 12, 2012
    Nissley Vestibule/Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    The scope of a portrait documentary hones the filmmaker's focus on building relationships, and restrains the impulse to paint broad strokes.  This intensive process results in poetic documentary glimpses, offering viewers a brief yet intimate window into the lives of individuals from our community.

    View a short trailer of the installation here.

    The student filmmakers and the documentary subjects will be on hand to talk bout the work and answer questions.  Please invite colleagues, friends, and community members who might be interested in seeing this project.

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  • Shalya Marsh 

    March 20 - April 22, 2012
    Rothman Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Lancaster artist and teacher Shalya Marsh exhibits her ceramic sculpture and installation in the Rothman Gallery.

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  • Richard Koenig: Photographic Prevarications

    March 20 - April 22, 2012
    Dana Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Artist Richard Koenig presents his photographs and installation at an exhibition in the Dana Gallery.

    Richard Koenig's Website

  • One Goal Project
  • Ubuntu: ONE Goal 

    March 20 - April 8, 2012
    Curriculum Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    This is an exhibition of photographs gathered and curated by Mona Lotfipour ’12 as part of a Human Rights initiative and ONE GOAL project (aimed at using soccer as a tool to help educate South African youth in issues of pubic health) in South Africa during the summer of 2011. The ONE GOAL project was awarded $10,000 by the Davis Projects for Peace.

    The F&M Soccer Team will present the results of their work using photographs taken by the young people of South Africa and by the participants of the project.

  • Napoleon & Brothers
  • Napoleon Représente / Napoleon Represents

    January 18 - March 4, 2012
    Nissley Permanent Collection Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Research by students under the direction of Scott Lerner, the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of Humanities and French and Italian, is revealed in an exhibition of ephemera, painting reproductions and furniture in the Nissley Permanent Collection Gallery. The exhibition includes works from the F&M archives, as well as furniture on loan from the Burlington County Historical Society.

  • Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition 2012
  • 2012 Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition

    January 18 - March 9, 2012
    Dana Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    The Biennial exhibition features the diverse artwork created by faculty of the Department of Art and Art History in the biennial exhibition. Also included in the exhibition are works by retired art faculty.

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  • Works of John Holmgren

    January 18 - March 9, 2012
    Rothman Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    Assistant Professor of Art John Holmgren exhibits his large-format mixed-media works in the Rothman Gallery.

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  • Colors of Greece: The Art and Archaeology of Georg Von Peschke

    January 18 - March 4, 2012
    Curriculum Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, Steinman College Center

    The first museum exhibition of the works of the late Georg von Peschke, an Austrian artist of the European modern art movement who adopted Greece as his home in the 1920s. Peschke also worked as chief illustrator, surveyor and architect for the American excavations in Olynthus, Corinth and Isthmia.

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  • The Art of Collage

    Gibson Curriculum Gallery
    December 1 - December 13, 2011

    An exhibit of student art work from Sampling: Collage and Appropriation taught by Professor Kevin Brady 

    Featuring works by: Garland Barlett, Leslie Cardone, Sheena Crawley, Taylor Dunbar, William Fisher, Caitlin Forsthoefel, Ana Hernandez, Rachel Jones, Heather Katz, Cameron Relic, Harrison Russell, Alison Strohm, Jordan Stuhltrager, and Kristina Thomson.

    What do Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, Merz, Constructivism, Soviet propaganda art, Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Appropriation Art have in common?  All are 20th century Art phenomena, and all took up and remade the art of collage in their own images.  In so doing, they helped extend collage and its offshoots through the century, up until today.  The fiction writer Donald Barthelme went so far as to declare, “the principle of collage is the central principle of all art in the 20th century.” 

    The Art of Collage showcases the work of fourteen students from Professor Kevin Brady’s fall special topics course, Sampling: Collage and Appropriation.  Their works range from bright abstractions to small, more intimate investigations of color, design, texture and materials; from the “dislocation and recombination” of images to the use of picture collage as a narrative form.  The works on display consider collage both as an end in itself, and as possible accompaniment to other studio art practices, such as painting and photography.  They reveal something of the flexibility and adaptability of collage – and also the way collage can spur artistic invention, decision making and problem solving.

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  • Constructed Perspectives: A Visual Deception

    Gibson Curriculum Gallery
    November 14 - November 22, 2011

    This exhibit displays the work done by students in The Constructed Imageclass taught by John Holmgren: Kayla Berman '14, Yuan Gao '12, Erika Herrera '12, Stephanie Lifshutz '13, Kristina Oniva Montville '14, and Aria Ogawa '13.

    Influenced by the work of photographer Georges Rousse (, our class sought to create an illusion by combining artistic mediums and interacting within an architectural space, which constructed a perspective specifically for the 4 x 5 camera.  By choosing a 2D image and guided by a 4 x 5 camera’s lens, we painted onto a site specifically chosen for the work.  When observing the design from a certain angle, the image would appear to be 3D or “floating in space”.  The completed 3D image, as seen through the 4 X 5 camera lens, can be experienced in the final photograph.

    Visitors are encouraged to interact with the installation by looking through the camera to “preview” the eventual photograph.

  • The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany
  • The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany

    Rothman Gallery
    November 3 - December 13, 2011

    Curated by Maria Höhn (Vassar College) and Martin Klimke (German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. / University of Heidelberg)

    Exhibition of photographs from an "important, but little known chapter of African American GIs who served in World War II and were based in Germany.  The photographs are part of a collaborative project of the German Historical Institute, the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and Vassar College; and was a recipient of  the NAACP Julius E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award in 2009.  Central to the mission of the project is the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who visited Berlin in 1964 and spoke there about the "division of men on the face of the earth."  African Americans in Germany expressed the tremendous impact the experience had on them and how their taste of freedom in Germany directly impacted the Civil Rights movement in America. 

    Join us for the Common Hour, Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m. at Mayser Gymnasium.  The roundtable discussion topic is: America in Black and White: Lancaster Veterans and the Struggle for Racial Equality.  Lancaster participants are: Sydney Bridgett, Nelson Polite and Lew Alston. Moderated by Maria Höhn, Marion Musser Lloyd '32 Professor of History and International Studies at Vassar College.

    A First Friday Reception will be held on November 4, 2011, starting at 4:45 p.m.

    Exhibition Website including images, oral histories movies and archives

    This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities' We the People initiative on American History.

    This exhibition is also supported in part by the Departments of American Studies, International Studies, Africana Studies, Department of German and Russian, and History at F&M and the Center of Liberal Arts in Society.

    Please check back for information about special programming and visiting speakers.

    All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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  • Zorach: Paint and Spirit

    Dana Gallery
    October 20 - December 13, 2011

    An exhibition curated and designed by the students of Professor Linda Aleci's Curatorial Seminar - Spring and Fall, 2011

    Zorach: Paint and Spirit Virtual Exhibition


William and Marguerite Zorach invigorated American modernism with their deep commitment to the transformative power of art. Working against the backdrop of a nation changed by war, urbanization, and new industrial economies, and within the avant-garde circles of John Marin, Marsden, Hartley, Charles Demuth and others, they had, in the words of Marguerite, only "paint and spirit"-and the dedication to create together new worlds of beauty and life.

Paint and Spirit explores dimensions of the Zorach's many worlds, as refigured through their art: the avant-garde, which carried them from Europe to America at the turn of the 20th century, home and family life, and the natural world.  It highlights the diverse media in which they worked and includes paintings, drawings and linocuts by both artists, jewelry and sculpture by William as well as 2 important textile pieces by Marguerite.

A collaboration between The Phillips Museum of Art and the students of Professor Linda Aleci's Spring and Fall 2011 Curatorial Seminars, the exhibition is the culmination of two semesters of research, planning, curation and design.  The curators will be present at a reception in the newly renovated Dana Gallery on October 27th at 4:45 p.m.  They will share their experiences creating the exhibition, as well as their discoveries about the art and lives of two of America's early modernists.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Center of Liberal Arts in Society.

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  • An article featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education on the "Zorach: Paint and Spirit" exhibition. 

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  • An article featured in Lancaster Online about the "Zorach: Paint and Spirit" exhibition.

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  • Television Tracing: The Matrix Revolution
  • Prequels, Sequels and Remakes

    Gibson Curriculum Gallery
    August 31 - October 14, 2011 

    Exhibition of tracings done in graphite over a period of ten years by Lancaster printmaker and Millersville University Professor of Art, Brant Schuller.  The artist traces images onto vellum that is placed over a television screen or a window following the outlines of images moving across his field of vision.  Schuller explains: "I like to watch television, but often feel as though I have not retained anything from the time I've spent as a spectator and this troubles me.  Therefore, I have decided to document this pastime by tracing what I watch.  I set up simple parameters for this body of work.  I tape a sheet of vellum to the front of the T.V. and using a graphite pencil I trace, as best I can, the edges of the forms that are moving in front of me.  I do this for the duration of the movie or show, but during the commercials I go to the bathroom or get something to eat, as nobody wants to see a traced commercial."

    The exhibition will also include BRANT-O— “robot tracings” in collaboration with F & M Psychology and Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind professor, Dr. Tony Chemero.  Schuller has been awarded residencies in Belgium at the Frans Masereel Center which owns several of his prints, and his works are in venues including the Royal Art Museum - Antwerp, The New York Public Library, Museum of Modern Art, Franklin Furnace Artist’s Book Archive, Banff Center, and Austin Peay University, Arkansas State University, University of Wisconsin.  He has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, at Temple in Philadelphia, in Cleveland, where he earned his BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art, and Alberta, Canada.  Schuller received his MFA from Penn State.

    The artist will give a gallery talk at a reception in his honor on Thursday, September 15 at 4:45 p.m.

    Brant Schuller's Website

    Tony Chemero's Website

  • Irwin Kremen
  • In Site: Late Works by Irwin Kremen

    Rothman Gallery
    August 31 - October 24, 2011

    Irwin Kremen joined the Black Mountain College community in 1946 primarily to write, secondarily to study literature.  A year later he moved to New York's Greenwich Village, and in 1951, through his former poetry instructor M.C. Richards, he met and became lifelong friends with avant-garde artists John Cage, Merce Cunningham and David Tudor.  Ten years later, on earning a Harvard Ph.D in clinical psychology, he joined the Michigan State University faculty and, two years later,  that of Duke University, remaining a professor emeritus there. In 1966, while in its Psychology Department, he began making art “overnight, almost without forethought."  His work has now had some 33 solo venues, the first two organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.   At the opening of this exhibition on August 31, the artist will give a gallery talk.

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    Dana Gallery
    August 31 - October 14, 2011

    Californian artist, Vonn Sumner now lives and works in Lancaster, PA.   This exhibition of his work will include oil paintings, work on paper, and an installation of the artist’s working sketches.  The show features several of the truncated and adorned still-life object-like figures for which Sumner is mostly known.  Through juxtaposition of similar paintings done two or three years apart, or in different mediums, as well as the presentation of dozens of the artist’s sketches, the exhibition gives special insight into one painter’s creative process.

    The figures in Sumner’s paintings are often costumed, especially on their heads, in ways that create psychologically rich associations and unique formal characteristics.   Cast against spare and atmospheric color-field backdrops, the effect of these figures suggests a kind of post-modern theatre on canvas; the figures appear as actors on a stage, but the stage is like a minimalist painting and the narrative is ambiguous and absurd.  In these pictures one can find echoes of depictions of warriors and battle stretching from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt, through the Siennese and Florentine Renaissance, to Poussin and Goya, and modern masters including de Chirico and Guston.  Beyond mere appropriation, Sumner’s figures perform a kind of rhyming ritual with art from throughout history. More contemporary touchstones include the 20th century superheroes of DC and Marvel Comics as well as the tragic/hilarious characters portrayed by the great film clowns such as Buster Keaton.  Combining rigorous formal precision with a strange kind of mysticism, Sumner’s paintings can be seen as portraits of ambivalence; of people living in-between times, who do not know what to follow, or why.  He is responding to a certain aspect of the bewilderment of contemporary human experience that can only be reconciled in the mind and art of an absurdist.

    Based in Los Angeles for most of the past decade, Sumner belongs to a generation of young figurative painters who emerged in the 2000s with work that aimed to redefine figure-painting upward: away from academic preciousness and predictability and toward a more imaginative, metaphoric, and theatrical picture making practice.  These painters embrace the craft and tradition of classical figure painting while maintaining a sense of playful irreverence and an eye toward the strategies and aesthetics of Modernist abstract painting, conceptual art, comics and cartoons.  Along with artists such as Michael Borremans, Julie Heffernan, Neo Rauch and several of the so-called New Leipzig School, Sumner is part of a wave of painters with renewed interest in figuration who have helped to open up the possibilities for figure painting after the seeming exhaustion of the genre during the bottleneck of fin-de-siècle art at the end of the 20th century.  The practitioners of this repurposed-realism favor personal and ambiguous narrative over grand overarching statements, muted or odd tones over bright and cheery colors, and often share an affinity for vaguely mystical content. The paintings in this show are an excellent example of Sumner’s contribution to this recent strain of painting.

    Artist's website