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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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    January 23-February 20, 2020

    An exhibition of video artists whose practice is influenced by and exhibits a bearing on the state of democracy in the United States and beyond, curated by Professor David Sanchez Burr.
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    Recto/Verso  features works in handmade paper, book making, and collage by interdisciplinary artist Krista Franklin. Franklin concentrates her focus on the material of music culture through album covers she pulps and reforms into new work in “Post No Bills”; which takes its name and inspiration from the textures and visual noise of street walls stripped of handbills. Collage is the visual medium for which Franklin is most known. From front to back and back to front, Recto/Verso continues Franklin’s obsession with books, and the sculptural and narrative possibilities of paper. She teaches Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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    While still a student at Lake Forest College, Ron Pownall ’69 was hired by the Chicago Tribune to photograph anti-Vietnam protests during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. For his 50th reunion during Homecoming 2019, classmates, current students and faculty gathered to view some of the images he captured during that turbulent time in the Sonnenschein Gallery. In the Albright Gallery, they admired photos from his subsequent work over a 30-year period documenting rock and roll icons of the ’60s and ’70s in the Classic Rock and Roll Energy exhibit.
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    Faculty Show featuring work by Karen Lebergott, Tracy Taylor, David Sanchez Burr, Madeeha Lamoreaux, Daria McMeans and Brad Coleman. Open from September 5-27, 2019. 
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    At the conclusion of the 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Student Symposium, members of the campus community gathered to view artwork from studio classes including Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Graphic Design and Video Art.