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Recent News

 Recent News 

  • Radiant Echo hangs in the McLain Atrium of the Toll Science Center.
    For a brief time, Washington College was the center of American pryotechnics. A new art installation in the Toll Science Center, Radiant Echo, honors the two WC professors and alumni who made it so.
  • In the art studio

    A new minor in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship supports students in the creative arts disciplines.

  • Students are spellbound learning about a 13th-century Parisian Bible on a special visit to the University of Pennsylvania ...
    A new minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to medieval and early modern studies.
  • Julie Wills’ “Radical Geometry”
    From among a statewide field of nearly 700 artists, the Maryland State Arts Council has conferred Individual Artist Awards for 2019 to three from WC working in creative nonfiction, works on paper, and media.
  • Tara & David Gladden
    C.Tara + David Gladden with Mike Hall:Insecure/Unsecure (Transmission 020)Wednesday, January 30 at 6PM
  • Noah Smith ’22, Holly Shaffer ’21, and Anna Watts ’19 (center) help students with their collages.
    A fledgling collaboration between two WC faculty members and teachers at Garnet Elementary School is bringing new connections and experiences for Chestertown youngsters and WC students.
  • A view of the exhibit.

    As the holiday season ramps up, Kohl Gallery offers a serene escape with a thought-provoking exhibit of works by two Baltimore artists and friends, running through Dec. 9. 

  • Picabo French’s rendering of a lichen known as rock tripe.

    From lichens growing on Maine granite to bacteria growing on the Mars rover, Picabo French ’19 spent her summer exploring biology with methods and purpose as diverse as her subjects.

  • St. Chad Gospels, Portrait of Mark and beginning of the Gospel of Mark, mid-8th century, Lichfield, England.
    Prof. Ben Tilghman reflects on a recent collaboration in the humanities
  • The 2018 SCE Exhibition will open at Kohl Gallery on April 19.

    Washington College studio art seniors present their Capstone exhibit, opening April 19 at Kohl Gallery.

  • Prof. Ben Tilghman discusses the art on view with Garnet Elementary students
    Students from Chestertown’s Garnet Elementary recently explored contemporary art inspired by the Islamic world.
  • Studio Art senior Annie Grosscup (’18) in her studio
    Studio Art junior Aaron Wallace-Holland interviews senior Annie Grosscup about her process, her artwork, and her plans for her upcoming SCE exhibit in Kohl Gallery.
  • Benitez, Courtyard
    In its first exhibit of the spring, Washington College’s Kohl Gallery presents the work of six artists who revisit the ongoing impact of Islamic art, science, and philosophy.
  • Electron Drawing by Timothy Nohe, whose work will be on display at the Kohl Gallery from Nov. 9 to Dec. 15.

    The Kohl Gallery will feature Timothy Nohe’s “Voltage is Signal: Analog Video Works,” a one-person show from Nov. 6-Dec. 15.

  • Abacus (the math ahead, the math behind), 2017
    Assistant Professor of Studio Art Julie Wills has three solo exhibits on view this fall, including a show in Kohl Gallery that runs through October 22.
  • Julie Wills’s one-person show “Wishes Are Horses” will open the Kohl Gallery’s fall 2017 season on Sept. 14. image...

    Wishes Are Horses,” a one-person show by Julie Wills, assistant professor of studio art at Washington College, opens September 14 at the Kohl Gallery to lead off the gallery’s 2017-18 academic year.

  • Helping out with her supervisor’s project, Anna Zastrow ’17 takes colorimetry readings on an area of roof treated with...

    Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, art and art history major Anna Zastrow ’17 is working at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Suitland, Maryland.


  • Through the Starr Center’s Explore America summer internship program, junior Madi Shenk is working at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

  • Based upon the strengths of her previous installations that explore invisible architectures and social conceits that constrain — or protect — us, the Maryland State Arts Council has recognized studio art professor Heather Harvey with an Individual Artist Award.
  • Harvard art historian Joseph Koerner is the guest lecturer for the 2017 Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European ...

    Eminent Harvard Art Historian Joseph Koerner will deliver the Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History on April 17.

  • Christie Neptune, “Pulling at My Labels”.
    The first exhibition of 2017 at the Kohl Gallery features multiple artists in varied media approaching issues and questions arisen during the recent presidential election cycle.
  • Pot: M.C. Richards, Lavender Pinched Bowl, no date, stoneware with acrylic paint, 4.25 x 10.5 x 10.125 inches. Collection ...

    Seminal artist and creative visionary Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards, her pottery, writing, and painting, will be featured in the new Kohl Gallery exhibit opening Nov. 11. 

  • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
    The multimedia artist, writer, and composer comes to Washington College as the Frederick Douglass Fellow for a series of performances, film showings, and visionary examinations of our world.
  • Nara Park’s installation “I Was Here” will be on exhibit at the Kohl Gallery.
    Nara Park, a Washington, D.C., installation artist and sculptor, will be featured in a one-person show that kicks off the Kohl Gallery’s new season on Sept. 8.
  • The Senior Capstone Experience projects of seven students majoring in studio art and art history are featured in this exhibit at the Kohl Gallery. The opening reception is April 29.
  • Faith Gallagher is looking forward to an internship next summer at the Academy Art Museum in Easton.

    Two semesters into her new life at Washington College, transfer student Faith Gallagher ’17 is already taking advantage of the opportunities she’s finding here as an art history major.

  • Sankalpa was lit on the night of RiverFest under a full moon.

    The newest addition to Chestertown’s waterfront, created by Vicco Von Voss ’91, draws upon and reflects the reinvigorated spirit of collaboration between the town and Washington College.

  • One person’s trash is another’s treasure in Meghan Dulin’s Earth Day sculpture contest winner, “Another Wasted Garden.”
  • A watery projection in an upper floor window of the bank throws the traditional chandelier into sharp relief.
    The 2015 SANDBOX distinguished artists transform the grand former home of Chestertown Bank for three nights to evoke Chestertown’s ongoing relationship with its natural and built environments.
  • A self portrait of Albrecht Durer.
    Art historian Jeffrey Chipps Smith delivers the Janson-La Palme Distinguished Lecture in European Art History at Washington College March 19.
  • In a new Kohl Gallery exhibition opening February 5, sculptor David Hess shares a series of assault weapons he began crafting in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He hopes they will spark dialogue about the role of gun violence in American culture.
  • Lyons's captures the dignity and anger of Harriet Tubman.
    Starting Oct. 16, the Kohl Gallery features African-American artists Jeffrey Kent and Warren Lyons, whose works pay homage to black leaders and pointedly illustrate past and present racism and inequality.
  • Scientist and artist Jeni Wightman.
    Four new visiting artists and the return of inaugural year favorites Ruppert and Jeremijenko promise a lively year of experimentation and discovery. Also on tap, an evening of art videos and a “Sandstorm” of math and light.
  • Internationally known art historian Mariët Westermann, V.P. of the Mellon Foundation, will speak April 9 about the innovative techniques used by the Dutch masters.
  • World renown artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko eplains the workings of a Moth Cinema during a workshop entitled Urba...
    Visionary environmental artist Natalie Jeremijenko kicked off a three-day program that explored the intersection of creativity and science through the talents of artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers.
  • Image courtesy of AfroMusing.
    Visionary environmental artist Natalie Jeremijenko will deliver the spring SANDBOX lecture Thursday, April 3, in Decker Theatre.
  • Work by Ariel Jicha (Art Major '15)
    The annual exhibition of student art fills Kohl Gallery and, today only, a racquetball court! Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Occupying a storefront on Cross Street, the new headquarters for the Program for Creativity and the Environment will provide space for offices, lectures and exhibitions.
  • A panel discussion Tuesday Feb. 25 will explore questions raised by the current Kohl Gallery exhibition, artNOW: Philadelphia.
  • Ryan Kelly's "Ben Franklin."
    Kohl Gallery reopens Friday, Feb. 7, with challenging works by artists Marc Blumthal, Amze Emmons, Julianna Foster, Leslie Friedman, Rubens Ghenov, Ryan Kelly and Tim Portlock.
  • Art + Art History and English major Sarah Roy ’14 describes her experience as a student at Washington College. “There’s a lot of creative dialogue between all the artistic fields on campus.”
  • Sculptor John Ruppert, SANDBOX Distinguished Visitor.
    The SANDBOX Distinguished Visitor discusses his work and his ideas about community and environmental art, Thursday, Nov. 21.