Art and Art History

The Ragdale House Speaks

The story of Ragdale, yesterday the private home of famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and today a renowned artist community, is told through the words of Susan Page Tillett, Executive Director, contemporary photographs by Sarah Hadley, Arts and Crafts objects, historical photographs, architectural plans and other ephmera.
- Susan Page Tillett, Executive Director

Photo Galleries

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    Photographer Simon Pyle uses facial recognition, microscopes and smartphones to consider the relationship between images and data. With surveillance devices and a “selfie machine,” this exhibit examines how contemporary technology impacts the creation and consumption of images, information and identities.

    November 10 - December 7, 2016
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    Sam Jaffe is a multi-disciplinary artist currently living and working in Chicago.  The works in this exhibit combine textiles, papier-mache, wood, yarn, jewels and household objects. In her artist’s statement, Jaffe explains her work as a discussion of the relationship between automated mass-production and slow, painstaking processes that involve an individual’s hand.  

    October 7th - November 2nd, 2016
    Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries
    Lake Forest College
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    Sonnenschein Gallery/Albright Gallery
    September 1st-28th, 2016

    Gallery Hours: 
    M/W/F: 2pm-5pm
    SAT/SUN: 1pm-5pm
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    This year’s student art show, opening April 4 as part of the 19th annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium, features painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and video art, created by students of Professors Robb, Lebergott, Bolinger, Taylor and Geistweidt. 

    April 4-15, 2016
    Gallery Hours: M/W/F 2:00-5:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm
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    February 25 - March 30, 2016
    Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries
    Gallery Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00-5:00 pm; Sat & Sun 1:00-5:00 pm

    Lorna Marsh is a figurative expressionist who blends symbolism, surrealism, and expressionism. She has evolved a unique mark making technique to create fresh images that illustrate the universal language of human beings. Marsh uses both her hands and no brushes; nothing lies between Marsh and her surface. The Pen & Ink series explores the isolation of social relationships. Ms. Marsh was born in Cape Town, South Africa and studied at the London Royal Academy of Art and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.