September 1-October 10
From neoclassicism to the contemporary period, the art collection of Lafayette College includes many treasures. This exhibit features a selection that ranges from painting to sculpture to works on paper—some on display for the first time.
While the Kirby Collection of Historical Paintings is well known, much of the College’s wide-ranging, fine collection of art representing many periods and genres is rarely seen.
This exhibition highlights the variety of works, providing a glimpse into the diversity and richness of this invaluable teaching resource.
Artwork on display ranges from Giovanni Baptista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778), Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella, engraving from the 18th century; and William Blake (1757-1827), Chaucer’s Canterbury Pilgrims, engraving from early 19th century; Charles Peale Polk, George Washington, 1793; to Martha Jackson Jarvis, Ancestor’s Bones #1, mixed media drawing, 2012; and Brandon Ballengée, print, Danse Macabre, 2014.
The exhibit includes works by Stephen Antonakos, Brandon Ballengée, Alfred Bendiner, William Blake, Berrisford Boothe, Jean-Jacques Caffieri, Willie Cole, Aime Jules Dalou, David C. Driskell, Daniel Chester French, Carol Hepper, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Edward Francis McCartan, Thomas Nast, Raphaelle Peale, Charles Peale Polk, Joan Snyder, Theodoros Stamos, Faith Ringgold, Allison Saar, Thomas Sully, Ryo Tokita and Andy Warhol, along with Zuni and Hopi pottery and Ashanti gold weights.
FOCUS! II, a companion exhibit at the Grossman Gallery, presents vintage and contemporary works by Eugene Atget, Isidro Blasco, Margaret Bourke-White, Harry Callahan, Joseph Elliott, Donna Ferrato, Debbie Grossman, Nicolle Jean Hill, Lisa Kereszi,
and W. Eugene Smith from the photography collection. Blasco, Grossman, Hill and Kereszi were Third Street artist in residence.