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Students highlighting female artists through new social media project

From the Vault

Folk artist Queena Stovall, photographer Sally Mann and pioneering abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler are among the artists who will be featured in From the Vault, a new social media project created to observe Women’s History Month. A different female artist, whose work is part of Randolph College’s permanent collection but is not currently on view, will be highlighted every day in March. ... READ MORE >>

New Art Installation at Randolph College Explores Themes of Heritage, Identity, Persecution and Privilege

Artist Cheryl Harper installs during current exhibition at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

The site-specific installation, Passages: An Installation in Progress by Cheryl Harper, exploring themes of heritage, identity, persecution and privilege, will open at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College on Fri., Feb. 28 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. and artist talk at 7 p.m. Harper’s ongoing investigation of her ancestry, as well as that of... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting first-ever Arts Open House Feb. 8

Graphic for Arts Open House

  Are you or someone you know interested in studying the arts at Randolph College? Sign up now to attend Randolph’s first-ever Arts Open House February 8! The daylong event will help prospective students and their families get to know the art scene at Randolph and will feature the College’s studio art, dance, museum and... READ MORE >>

Scorched Earth exhibition to open at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Consistency of the Temporal by Beatrice Modisett, displayed at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Scorched Earth, a new exhibition opening this month at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, presents contemporary artist Beatrice Modisett’s recent investigations of landscapes in various states of formation, collapse, and upheaval. The exhibition opens Friday, Jan. 31 with a free, public reception from 5-7 p.m. and an artist talk by Modisett on... READ MORE >>

Shipley earns ‘Commissioner’s Choice’ award for segment on NPR’s Academic Minute

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, recently earned the “Commissioner’s Choice Best of The Academic Minute Award.” Shipley was selected for the honor by Lynn Pasquerella, host of The Academic Minute, and her segment will be re-broadcast on December 27. In the segment, Shipley spoke about the topic of “Contemporary Art Reactions.” “I’m... READ MORE >>

Shipley’s essay accepted for publication in Routledge Companion to African American Art History

Lesley Shipley

Lesley Shipley, an art history professor at Randolph, wrote an essay for the forthcoming book, The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, which is scheduled to publish Tuesday, December 3.  Her essay,  “New York in/and African American Art History,” examines the ways in which African American artists of the 20th century have used the... READ MORE >>

Developed and Disturbed: Three students curate their own exhibition for museum and heritage studies course

(From left) Sara Primm, Elisabeth Ayars, and Jordon Kirkpatrick

Tasked with co-curating an exhibition on American landscape art for her Curatorial Seminar course, Elisabeth Ayars ’19 perused Randolph’s art collection for inspiration. Initially, she was searching for works that were similar and cohesive. But it was the differences between the works that really stood out. “They were all made with different mediums, and they... READ MORE >>

Meet the faculty: A Q&A with art professor Chris Cohen

Chris Cohen

Randolph College’s 2019-20 academic year is underway, and several new faces have joined the faculty. Art professor Chris Cohen is one of the newest additions to the faculty, but he is no stranger to Randolph:  Where are you originally from and what is your career/educational background? Tough question. I was a military brat for the... READ MORE >>

108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art features children’s book illustration

Jerry Pinkney, The Tortoise and the Hare, 2016, watercolor and pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Randolph’s 108th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art will officially open Friday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. The event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments and a cash bar (beer, wine), plus a cookie bar for children. For the first time in 108 years,... READ MORE >>

Expert on Classical and Late Antiquity art to give illustrated lecture at Randolph

Filomena Limão (Archaeological Institute of America)

On Wednesday, April 10, Filomena Limão, a specialist in classical and late Roman art, will give a presentation at Randolph about architecture and mosaic decoration of the Late Roman Villa of Santiago da Guarda in Ansião, Portugal. The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 537 of... READ MORE >>