Art

Classics alumna returns to campus to present on ‘Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums’

Rhiannon Knol with Immaginazione Militari, created by Marco Verrici in the late 16th century, offered in Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana on December 5, 2017 at Christie’s in New York - photo courtesy of Christies

Rhiannon Knol ’11 will return to Randolph on Monday, March 25, to give the free, public presentation, “Volcano Lovers and Paper Museums: Reading the World of Objects in the Renaissance and Beyond.” The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 315 of Martin Science Building. She will also give a lecture for museum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph history professor, art historian to discuss ‘John Brown, Jacob Lawrence, & the Morality of Terror’

A portrait of Jacob Lawrence (left) next to his painting of John Brown’s Arsenal, 1941, gouache on panel, 19 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches.

On Sunday, March 17, John d’Entremont, Randolph’s Theodore H. Jack Professor of History, and Kathleen Placidi, a local art historian, will examine the violent antislavery exploits of John Brown (1800-1859) and his multiracial band of insurgents as well as his polarizing impact and the ways in which American artists have portrayed him. The event is... READ MORE >>

2019 Science Festival explores ‘The Art and Science of Origami’

Child participating in science activities during the 2018 Science Festival

Did you know there is a mathematical algorithm to the art of origami? Did you also know that the algorithms and theorems of origami design have shed light on long-standing mathematical questions and have solved practical engineering problems? Robert J. Lang, a physicist and one of the world’s leading origami artists, will explain the connection... READ MORE >>

Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture features scholar of American landscape

Thomas Cole, Corway Peak, New Hampshire, 1844, oil on canvas.

Shannon Vittoria, a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of American Art, will explore the development of 19th-century American landscape painting in Randolph’s permanent collection for the second annual Sandra Whitehead Memorial Lecture. The event will take place this Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. During... READ MORE >>

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, love through the ages at the Maier

Poster for Love at the Maier

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will help its patrons and the College community get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a series of romantic and family activities at the 16th Annual Love at the Maier this weekend, Feb. 8-10. The theme is “Love Through the Ages,” and the complete schedule is listed... READ MORE >>

Spring exhibitions set to open Jan. 25 at Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Elisabeth Ayars '19 sets up paintings for the spring exhibitions that will open this Friday.

On Friday, Jan. 25, the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold a free, public reception from 5-7 p.m. to debut two new exhibitions. Opening that evening will be One Place, Two Views: John Walker and Kayla Mohammadi and an exhibition curated by three Randolph College students entitled Developed and Disturbed: Visions of the American Landscape.... READ MORE >>

New grant will cover living costs for museum studies internships

Rachel Harrison '18 takes a photo of fossils during a museum and heritage studies course

A $25,000 grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson Foundation will support students interning museum work or related areas like history, art, or natural history as well as work that applies to the field like education, curation, fieldwork, or marketing.... READ MORE >>

Basquiat, Boom! for Real, and the Berlind Symposium: A Q&A with filmmaker/director Sara Driver ’77

Sara Driver '77

Acclaimed, independent filmmaker Sara Driver ’77 will be one of the featured guests for the 27th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium October 20-21 at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. Held in conjunction with the 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, the Berlind Symposium will include a... READ MORE >>

Derrick Woods-Morrow ’12 receives Chicago Artadia Award

Derrick Woods-Morrow '12

Derrick Woods-Morrow ’12 was one of just two recipients of the 2018 Chicago Artadia Awards. As part of the honor, he will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds, and his original artwork will be featured at the Artadia booth at the Expo Chicago. Woods-Morrow is a visiting artist and adjunct professor in art and art history... READ MORE >>

107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art to open Sept. 20

Poster for the exhibition, Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat (photo credit: Alexis Adler)

NOTICE: This is a rescheduled series of events. The Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art and corresponding events were originally scheduled for the weekend of September 14-16. On Thursday, September 20, at 5 p.m. the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will hold a free, public opening for its 107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art,... READ MORE >>