Welcome back to campus! The Phillips staff has been working over the summer break to refresh the selections of our permanent collection in our Nissley Gallery. Much of the artwork on exhibit is either making its “vault debut” or is a new gift to Franklin & Marshall College. We’re excited for the learning possibilities that these new artworks offer.
The museum’s permanent collection gallery is named in honor of F&M alumnus Thomas W. Nissley ‘55 and his wife Emily Baldwin Nissley, who together generously provided funding for its care and programming. The exhibition is a broad sampling from the museum’s various core collections and includes indigienous material culture, regionally created furniture, fiber arts and crafts, as well as paintings, sculptures, works on paper and glass arts. Highlights include works by renowned artists such as Luigi Rist, Aharon Bezalel, Nanette Carter, Al Loving, and Keith Haring.
Since its charter in 2000, the Phillips Museum of Art has been committed to collecting significant examples of material culture and artwork that support the college curriculum. The collection is evolving and we are deeply indebted to the many generous donors who have helped it grow into a robust teaching resource that can be used to engage with our diverse student population and the greater Lancaster community.
As always, our complete collection can be found in our database online!
Join us for the following events this semester!
NOON IN THE NISSLEY: September 21, October 19, November 16, at 12 P.M.
JAZZ NIGHT: October 27 and November 29, at 7 P.M.
MEDITATION & COLORING SESSION: November 8 at 5 P.M.