Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions


April 20 - May 24, 1998
  • Senior Art Projects '98
    Organized by the Emerson Gallery. This exhibition is composed of work by Hamilton College seniors graduating with a concentration in Fine Arts.

March 4 - April 8, 1998
  • Hamilton Collects: Photographs and Drawings from the Permanent Collection
    Organized by the Emerson Gallery. Selections from a permanent collection.

January 12 - February 22, 1998
  • The Buffalo Soldier: The African American Soldier in the U.S. Army, 1866 - 1912
    This exhibition was organized by Smith Kramer Fine Arts Services. The exhibition, consisting primarily of photographs, tells the story of the first African Americans to serve in the regular peacetime U.S. Army after the Civil War. These soldiers were particularly involved in the Indian wars out West, but were also active in Cuba and the Philippines.
  • Selections from the Collection
    Works from the permanent collection of the Emerson Gallery.
October 30 - December 16, 1997
  • Proper, Improper, and Heroic: Women in Nineteenth Century Japanese Art
    This exhibition was curated by Diane S. Graham, Visiting Instructor in Asian Art at Hamilton College. The exhibition included mostly woodblock prints from the Edo period and the Meiji period that followed, emphasizing the changing historical context of the works presented, examining shifting perceptions of the function of images of women (and of women themselves) that came with the reopening of Japan to the outside world at the end of the Edo period.

September 7 - October 19, 1997
  • Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War by American Volunteers
    Organized by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. The exhibition presented a selection of the powerful posters that were employed by the Spanish Republic during the Civil War of 1936-1939 to exhort and inspire its supporters in the fight against Franco. Widely displayed on the walls of Spanish cities and towns during the war, these posters are now eloquent documents of this important early struggle against fascism. In conjunction with the exhibition a series of challenging and broad-ranging programs were presented.

June 6 - August 15, 1997
  • Landscapes and Metaphors: Paintings by William Salzillo
    Organized by Emerson Gallery. Salzillo is a Professor of Art at Hamilton College.