Spring 2024

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. All events are subject to change.

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January

Continuing Through Feb. 10

Souvenirs of Ruin: Piranesi and the Birth of Western Tourism

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778), Aquaduct.

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720-1778), Aquaduct.

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

Italian artist, archaeologist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) combined his multidisciplinary interests to produce dramatic depictions of Roman temples, aqueducts, monuments and ruins. In the 18th century, Piranesi's prints often inspired travelers to embark on the Grand Tour through Europe. Some tourists then brought home an engraving by Piranesi to commemorate their experiences among these newly excavated sites. Other travelers, such as Commodore Jesse Duncan Elliott (1782-1845), a former Dickinson College Trustee and resident of Carlisle, acquired eclectic collections of antique fragments during their Mediterranean travels. Curated by Emily Angelucci '24, this exhibition features a wide selection of Piranesi's romanticized perspectives of Roman ruins alongside Elliot's artifacts, which include pieces of the Parthenon, sarcophagi and statuary. Seen in dialogue with Elliot's antiquities, Piranesi's prints demonstrate the Grand Tourists' shared desire for tangible connections to the ancient world.

Continuing Through April 6

Disruptive: Unruly Texts, Provocative Pictures 

Image: Suzanne McClelland (American, b. 1959), Pussy, 2002, letterpress on linen pulp paper, 14.6 x 22.5 in. (37.15 x 57.15 cm). The Trout Gallery, Gift of Eric Denker ‘75. 2010.8.1. 

Image: Suzanne McClelland (American, b. 1959), Pussy, 2002, letterpress on linen pulp paper, 14.6 x 22.5 in. (37.15 x 57.15 cm). The Trout Gallery, Gift of Eric Denker ‘75. 2010.8.1. 

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

Across a diverse selection of prints, sculpture, photographs and drawings, this exhibition presents disruptive combinations of texts and images. Dating from the 19th century to the present day, the works on display employ visual and semantic tactics that are surprising, satirical and, sometimes, unsettling. Individual objects feature captions, labels, speech banderoles, narratives and poems, as well as words and letters shaped into artful forms. 

Jan. 31 Through Feb. 24
Opening Reception: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.; Artist's Talk: 6 p.m.

Joe Meiser: Viridian Fractal Supernova

entangled_paradox_high_tech_supernova (detail). Joe Meiser.

“Viridian Fractal Chiaroscuro” digital print, 2024.

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance), 595 West Louther Street
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 3-5 p.m. and Sat. 2-5 p.m.

The series entangled_paradox_high_tech_supernova includes hundreds of AI-generated prints representing the tensions and paradoxes inherent in the posthuman experience. A second series Viridian Fractal Chiaroscuro grapples with our shifting human identity and consciousness, the mechanical/biological transformation of our bodies, and the redefinition of our socioeconomic landscape.  

Joe Meiser is a digital artist whose creative practice examines questions about the human experience, our collective and individual values and ephemerality. He has exhibited his artwork in venues across the United States and beyond, including The South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Ind.; Museo de las Artes in Guadalajara, Mexico; Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tex.; K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Tex.; and the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Calif. Meiser earned his BFA at Northern Kentucky University and his MFA at Ohio University. He has participated in residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, and he regularly gives presentations about his artwork at universities and conferences. Meiser lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches courses on sculpture, digital sculpture and drawing at Bucknell University. 

Jan. 31 Through Feb. 28
Closing Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5:30–7 p.m.

Conversations Over Clay

conversations over clay, pottery, ceramics, art, goodyear,

CASD High School and; Dickinson students collaborate during last fall’s clay workshop.

Gallery 204, Second Floor, Weiss Center for the Arts

 An exhibition of collaborative works made by Carlisle High School and Dickinson College students last fall during the Conversations Over Clay workshop with guest-artists Kevin Snipes and Peter Morgan. This community-engagement project was made possible with support from the Center for Civic Learning & Action. Artworks will be donated to Carlisle’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the local food bank Project Share.

 

February

Continuing Through Feb. 10

Souvenirs of Ruin

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

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Continuing Through Feb. 24

Joe Meiser: Viridian Fractal Supernova

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance), 595 West Louther Street
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 3-5 p.m. and Sat. 2-5 p.m.

Joe Meiser's exhibition in the Goodyear Gallery explores the complexities of our ever-deepening relationship with technology. See full description above.

Continuing Through April 6

Disruptive: Unruly Texts, Provocative Pictures 

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

See full description above.

Feb. 23 to April 6

Opening Reception: Feb. 23, 5 p.m.

The Boundaries Imagined: Louisa Chase: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1875-2003

Louisa Chase (American, 1951-2016),
Untitled, 1982, oil on canvas, 16 x 14 in. (40.6 x 35.6 cm), Estate of Louisa Chase, courtesy of Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, Photo by Eric Baumgartner `‘79.

 

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

Art-history students curate an exhibition and write a scholarly exhibition catalogue for selected paintings by Louisa Chase (1951-2016), on loan from the Hirschl & Adler Modern gallery in New York City. In collaboration with Eric W. Baumgartner ’79, a Dickinson College art-history graduate and senior vice president and director of American paintings and sculpture at H&A, the students examine how Chase explored a variety of pictorial techniques and visual styles in her Neo-Expressionist paintings. Chase’s work is represented in the permanent collections of many prominent museums, including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. 

Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception: Conversations Over Clay

Gallery 204, Second Floor, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

This exhibition showcases collaborative works created during last fall's Conversations Over Clay workshop with guest-artists Kevin Snipes and Peter Morgan. This community-engagement project was made possible with support from the Center for Civic Learning & Action. Artworks will be donated to Carlisle's Empty Bowls fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting local food bank Project Share.

 

March

Continuing Through April 6

Disruptive: Unruly Texts, Provocative Pictures 
and
The Boundaries Imagined: Louisa Chase: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1875-2003

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

See full description above.

March 6 Through March 30
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30–7 p.m.

The Clay Studio Resident Artists

The Clay Studio

Image credit: The Clay Studio.

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance), 595 West Louther Street
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 3-5 p.m. and Sat. 2-5 p.m.

This year, The Clay Studio (Philadelphia) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its resident-artist program, which offers individuals an opportunity to further develop their work; establish professional contacts and standards; and work within a community of like-minded individuals, in an urban environment, for up to three years. The program is designed to reflect a range of experiences and diverse aesthetic approaches, cultures and perspectives. The Clay Studio Resident Artist Program assists artists in becoming successful members of the Philadelphia art community, while making national and international connections. A selection of work from the studio's current resident-artists will be on view.

 

 

April

Continuing Through April 6

Disruptive: Unruly Texts, Provocative Pictures 
and
The Boundaries Imagined: Louisa Chase: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1875-2003

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

See full descriptions above.

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.

The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Arts: Sarah Lewis

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Photo by Stu Rosner.

Photo by Stu Rosner

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

Sarah Lewis is an associate professor of the history of art & architecture and African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her work focuses on the intersection of visual representation, racial justice and democracy in the United States from the 19th century through the present. Her book The Rise, which examines how the most iconic creative endeavors are not achievements but conversions and corrections after failed attempts, was translated into seven languages. Her edited volume Carrie Mae Weems won the 2021 Photography Network Book Prize. In 2019 Lewis received the Freedom Scholar Award, presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2022. She will discuss material from her forthcoming book, Unseen Truth: How Race Changed Sight in America (Harvard University Press, 2024).

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art & Art History.

April 12 Through May 3
Opening Reception: April 12, 5:30–7 p.m.

Studio Art Post-Bac Resident Intern: Belle O'Shaughnessy '23

Belle O'Shaughnessy '23, post-bac resident intern, in her Dickinson art studio.Belle O'Shaughnessy '24 in her Dickinson studio. Image credit: Carson Arp ‘24.

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 3–5 p.m., Saturday 2–5 p.m.

An exhibition of recent work by Belle O'Shaughnessy '23, the 2023-24 studio art post-bac resident intern in the Department of Art & Art History..

April 19 to May 19

Bring Your Own Everything: Senior Studio Majors' 2024 Thesis Exhibition

Mind the Gap, Senior Studio Majors Thesis Exhibition, 2023. Sculpture in foreground by Belle O’Shaughnessy ‘23. Photo courtesy of Dan Loh.

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

Throughout a yearlong seminar, senior studio art majors engage in sustained and critical studio inquiry that results in the creation of ambitious and cohesive bodies of artwork, a selection of which is included in an end-of-year thesis exhibition. Under the collective direction of Dickinson’s studio art faculty, the students develop individual projects made in a variety of media and share a commitment to the investigation of conceptual, material, formal, historical, political and aesthetic concepts in their scholarship. This year’s exhibition features the work of Carson Arp, Jess Berghofer, Dominique Dorian, Naim Ezekiel, Kai Lemis, Joshua Manzo, Devin Rossi, Eden Sanville and Ian Spurrier.

 

May

Continuing Through May 3

Studio Art Post-Bac Resident Intern: Belle O'Shaughnessy '23

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 3–5 p.m., Saturday 2–5 p.m.

See full description above.

Continuing Through May 19

Senior Studio Majors' 2024 Thesis Exhibition

The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat. 10–4; closed on major holidays and Dec. 19–Jan. 4.

 

Events are subject to change. 

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