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2021-2022 Exhibition Calendar

Voices: Immigration

August 23 - October 10, 2021Voices Immigration

Voices: Immigration is the exhibition component of "The Voices Project," a research initiative by Misericordia University Psychology Professor Dr. Alicia Nordstrom. This exhibition features six visual artists whose work addresses aspects of the immigrant experience in the United States. These artists are Michelle Drummond, Sandra Fernandez, Chantala Kommanivanh, Matt Manalo, Stass Shpanin and Brian Whelan.

Pop-up exhibition of "One Fish Two Fish" by Holly Wilson

October 11, 2021

In affiliation with Indigenous Peoples' Day, the gallery is hosting a Pop-up exhibition of "One Fish Two Fish" by artist, Holly Wilson. There will be a artist talk at 5:30pm via Zoom. To register for the talk: tinyurl.com/MUHollyWilson

Holly WilsonHolly Wilson, based in Oklahoma, and of Delaware Nation and Cherokee Heritage uses her art to tell stories, bringing “to life things sometimes kept secret, hidden, and not permitted to be said because they challenge the status quo. Learn more about the artist at hollywilson.com.

Oct. 12 at 5:30pm: Free "Dawnland" screening, Henry Science Center, Rm. 275

"Dawnland" tells the stories of Native American children sent to residential schools as recently as the 1970s. More information can be found at dawnland.org or contact Dr. Ryan Watson at rwatson@misericordia.edu.

Events sponsored by the Misericordia Environmental Studies program

Art for the People: Associated American Artists Prints from the Springfield Museum of Art Collection

October 21 - January 9, 2021

In 1934. New York art dealer and publicist, Reeves Lewenthal, hatched a plan to form the Associated American Artists (AAA). The mission of the enterprise was to make art accessible, affordable and attractive to Americans. Lewenthal met with several American artists in Thomas Hart Benton’s New York studio. This group of talented, well-known artists were offered a flat artist fee of $200 to create original print stones and plates. From these the company produced limited edition etchings and lithographic prints.

Harmon & Harriet Kelly Collection of African American Art 

January 29 - April 10, 2022

The works on paper that we gleaned from the Kelly Collection for this exhibition provide a rare opportunity for the public to view master graphics spanning three centuries of African American Art. Seventy works on paper by African American artists include: Elizabeth Catlett, William H. Johnson, Wilfredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and many others.
Live and Virtual Visits

Art for the Family with Faculty

Family Weekend, November 6, 3:00-4:30pm

In conjunction with the exhibition “Art for the People,” families will work alongside faculty to learn simple printmaking techniques for making gift bags, greeting cards, or wrapping paper. Fun themes and motifs will relate to the latest faculty research that makes Misericordia stand out from the rest. Supplies provided. All ages and experience levels welcome. In addition, there will be hosting a public reception and music in the galleries. Music will be performed by Wendy Hinton and Misericordia Fine Arts Dept. Faculty guitar instructor, Patrick Temple.

For more information about this event, contact: Alexandra Svab Isaac, ArtGallery@misericordia.edu or (570) 674-6250.

The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.

Public hours - Fall 2021

The galleries are open to students and the community Monday-Saturday from noon to 4pm, and Sunday by appointment only.

Private tours are available. To schedule one, contact Dr. Lalaine Little, (570) 674-8420 or llittle@misericordia.edu.

Health Guidelines

  • Face coverings covering nose and mouth need to be worn at all times when on campus and in the gallery.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 ft. between other visitors should be followed.
  • Face coverings cannot be provided by gallery staff. Please arrive with your face covering.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available at the gallery attendant desk.
  • Misericordia University is conducting extensive daily cleaning that complies with CDC guidelines.

Virtual visits and online programming information are posted under each exhibition page.

For other questions or concerns please contact the Gallery Director, Dr. Lalaine Little, (570) 674-8420 or llittle@misericordia.edu.

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