Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions


April 17 - May 20, 2000
  • Senior Art Projects '00
    An exhibition of works by Hamilton College seniors graduating with a concentration in Fine Arts.

January 22 - March 9, 2000
  • Multiple Perspectives: The Hamilton College Art Faculty
    New work by members of the Hamilton College studio art faculty will be the focus of this exhibition showcasing the artistic achievements of Ella Gant, Thomas Mazzullo, Bruce Muirhead, Robert Palusky, Ann Reichlin, William Salzillo, and Sylvia de Swaan.

October 23 - December 13, 1999
  • Imitation and Innovation: An Evaluation of Arts and Crafts Furniture in Central New York
    In the early years of the twentieth century, Central New York was an important center for the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Although the Syracuse-based Gustav Stickley is well known today, many other less known designers, craftsmen and manufacturers were active in the region as well. Firms such as J.M. Young & Sons of Camden, Majestic Furniture Company of Herkimer and Mexico, and Frank S. Harden Furniture Company of McConnellsville were among those that imitated Stickley's highly successful designs while also developing new variations on Stickley's models. Imitation and Innovation will present the work of these companies, exploring theme and variation in New York Arts and Crafts furniture.

August 30 - October 7, 1999
  • Mapping the West: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photographs from the Boston Public Library
    Mapping the West presents the work of four photographers -- Carleton Watkins, Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan, and John Hillers -- who recorded the wonders of the American West in the years just after the Civil War. This was a time of exploration in the West and the camera played an important role as an adjunct of science, industrial enterprise, and imperial expansion. Exploring the cultural context within which these images were created, this exhibition considers these photographs not as simple depictions, but as powerful pictorial constructions that convey nineteenth century attitudes. As they photographed the land and the native peoples who inhabited it, these photographers contributed to the creation of myths of the American frontier that are with us still.

June 4 - August 13, 1999
  • John Suplee: Paintings and Drawings, 1969 - 1999
    An exhibition of works by a Hamilton alumnus on the occasion of his 30th class reunion.