Art & Art History

Recent News

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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, 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visionary environmental artist Natalie Jeremijenko will deliver the spring SANDBOX lecture Thursday, April 3, in Decker Theatre.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • The SANDBOX Distinguished Visitor discusses his work and his ideas about community and environmental art, Thursday, Nov. 21.
  • An exhibition of prints by Ernest Roth and his contemporaries celebrates the city and the talented artists who worked there from 1900 to 1940. It opens Oct. 18 in the Kohl Gallery.
  • Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Jody Roberts will speak Oct.16 about how art can alter the conversation about issues such as climate change. 


  • John Ruppert is the first visiting artist in the College’s new Program for Creativity and the Environment. A month-long exhibition of his work opens September 6 in Kohl Gallery.