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Passing Through Comes to Davis Gallery

Artwork thrives on its ability to make its viewer draw connections between what is visually represented and visceral life experiences. This winter, visitors to the Davis Gallery at Houghton House will be introduced to an artist who embodies that connection. From Jan. 23 to Feb. 27, artist Kate Gridley will exhibit her collection, "Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults." The exhibit featur...  More >>

Learning Communities Explore D.C.

Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential, hands-on ...  More >>

'Jewelled Pines' Graces Art Collection

Richard Scudamore '55 recently donated another oil canvas to The Collections at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A generous contributor to HWS, Scudamore last year donated the "Grand Manan" by Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908). This new painting is titled "Jewelled Pines" (1929) by Walter Launt Palmer (1854-1932). "Jewelled Pines" is a 76 x 63 cm oil on canvas. Walter Launt Palmer's snow scen...  More >>

Ruth Earns Best in Show

Professor of Art and Architecture Nicholas Ruth was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2014 Southern Printmaking Biennale. As the recipient, Ruth has been given a solo exhibition at the University of North Georgia in the fall of 2015, and will be the juror for the next Southern Printmaking Biennale, to be held there in 2016. The exhibition was juried by Ericka Walker, assistant professor of art at t...  More >>

"Abiding art + architecture"

What often lies behind art and architecture is an experience that transports a viewer into the creative mind of a particular artist. Through Dec. 5, art goers have the opportunity to take this artistic journey through Cletus Johnson's mixed-media exhibit, "Abiding art + architecture" at the Davis Gallery at Houghton House. "The portal aspect is a primary interest of mine in these designs and thea...  More >>

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