Art & Art History

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  • 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.
  • Roth's "Reflections, Venice," 1906
    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's wire mesh and cast metal creation, "Sunken Grid with Strike."
    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.