A Band of Exiles on the Wild New England Shore: The Place of Peter Frederick Rothermel’s The Landing of the Pilgrims in America’s National Memory
GALLERY SHOP One of the great American history paintings of the 19th century, The Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, 1620, is the centerpiece of the Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings in the Lafayette College Art Collection. This dynamic, Grand Manner composition from 1854 is a masterwork by renowned Philadelphia artist Peter F. Rothermel […]
50th Anniversary Film Screening Florence: Days of Destruction (1966), a documentary film by Franco Zeffirelli Narrated by Richard Burton Introduced by Diane Ahl The University of Maryland Libraries shares a digital restoration of famed Italian director Franco Zeffirelli’s only documentary. Filmed in the days during and immediately following the catastrophic flood of the Arno River […]
The Vase Project
Tiffany at Lafayette At the turn of the last century, two superb art glass windows were commissioned for Lafayette College from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in New York City—Alcuin and Charlemagne (1898) for Pardee Hall and The Death of Sir Philip Sidney (1899) for Van Wickle Memorial Library (now Van Wickle […]
The Weaving Project: A Woven Collage with Printmaking and Found Materials. Participants will be introduced to the language of the loom in the form of weaving drafts and explore draft notation as a design element. They will paint, draw, and collage on discarded printmaking paper. Students will select two prints to weave together after altering them with […]
Paterson Joseph as Ignatius Sancho Monday / December 14, 2015 / 8 p.m. Sancho: An Act of Remembrance Written and performed by Paterson Joseph Produced in association with the Oxford Playhouse Co-directed by Simon Godwin Music by Ben Park Born on a slave ship in 1729, later the first black person of African origin to vote in […]
“There will always be pigeons in books and museums, but these are effigies and images, dead to all hardships and all delights. Book pigeons cannot dive out of cloud to make the deer run for cover, or clap their wings in thunderous applause of mast-laden woods. Book pigeons cannot breakfast on new mown wheat in […]
Locations and Hours
Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street (main campus)
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Performance nights 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery
Williams Visual Arts Building
243 North Third Street
(610) 330-5361, or email
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11-5 p.m. and by appointment, Sat. 12-5 p.m.
Lass Gallery and Simon Room
David Bishop Skillman Library
(610) 330-5410, or email
Hours: Library hours
All exhibitions and related lectures are free and open to the public.