Emerson Gallery

History of Exhibitions


May 9 - May 25, 2003


April 11 - May 4, 2003
  • Beggars & Choosers: Motherhood is Not a Class Priviledge in America

January 20 - April 14, 2003


January 13 - March 30, 2003


November 15, 2002 - January 5, 2003


August 26 - November 10, 2002
  • From the Hamilton Print Studio: A 30-Year Student Retrospective
    From the students of Bruce Muirhead, profesor of painting and printmaking come over 140 prints highlighting traditional printmaking techniques and students' creativity. The pritns rance from firugative to still life, landscapt to abstract, and include all intaglio techniques: etching, aquatint, dry point, and engraving. Professor Muirhead has been a member of the Hamilton faculty since 1972. His Studio Art classes contiue to be among the most popular. In his 30 years of teachingat Hamilton, Professor Muihead has taught more than 1000 students, some of whom have gone on to careers as professional artists.


August 26 - November 3, 2002
  • Print Gumbo
    This exhibition is presented by The Amity Art Foundation, dedicated to the support of student printmakers and founded by Hamilton Alumnus John A. Stewart '64, P'06. In 2001, the Southern Graphics Council received 450 prints for the show which includes the first-, second-, and third-place winners. The student artists are from all over Noth America - from New York to California and everywhere in between - and who a remarkable versatility of technique and talent. The Amity Art Foundation sponsored this student exhibition for the Southern Graphics Council.


August 20 - November 3, 2002
  • Contemporary Prints
    This exhibit inclued fifteen of the best from Hamilton's collection of over three hundred large-format prints. Spanning the years of 1960 to 1990, this exhibition inclueds work from some of the most important artists of the period, including Jasper Johs, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, William Wegman, and Jim Dine. Prints include lithographs, etchings, and silk-screened works on paper.


June 21 - August 18, 2002
  • Personal Dimensions
    The Hamilton College Collection is rich in personal dimensions. Accumulated mostly through alumni donations, it embodies the attitudes and perceptions that have characterized Hamilton education for 200 years. Although the Collection has roots in the nineteenth century it was only in 1982, when the Emerson Gallery opened, that the College began to systematically collect works of art and material culture. This exhibition highlighted the contributions of five donors: William Roehrick '34, Philip Abell '57, Omar Pound '51, James Dunn '36, and Easton Pribble, who generously supported Hamilton's initial efforts. By blending their personal collecting goals with those of the institution, they helped shape the Hamilton College Collection and lay a foundation for collecting in the new century.

    Highlights of Personal Dimensions were a rare selection of 20th century British art contributed by William Roehrick and Omar Pound, including important works by Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Dorothy Shakespear. The choice of works from the James Dunn Collection featured American artists Marsden Hartley, Ralston Crawford, and David Smith. Featured was a painting by Easton Pribble and prints he donated to the collection. This event also included the Philip Abell collection of more than 12 small-scale animal bronzes by Antoine-Louis Barye and his followers. More...

June 17 - August 4, 2002
  • Selections from Hamilton Collects American Art
    Highlights included works by William Glackens, Rockwell Kent, Raphael Soyer, Marsden Hartley, Charles Burchfield, and others, focusing on twentieth century paintings. Paintings on display were from the collections of Hamilton College friends and alumni, Stephen and Mary Craven, and John B. Root. The selection of works featured the artists of the Ashcan school and continues two of the three themes from Hamilton Collects American Art, landscape and portraiture.