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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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    Beatrice Skeffington-Palmieri exhibits images from her semester abroad in Greece. October 25-December 1, 2018
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    October 11th  to November 4th

    Sonnenschein Gallery/Albright Gallery
    Durand Art Institute 
    Lake Forest College

    M/W/F: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
    SAT/SUN: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
    By Appointment: Call (847)-735-5194

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    Students from Michelle Bolinger’s summer Art class display their projects. The exhibit runs from September 13-October 12, 2018.
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    September 6 - October 6, 2018

    In the Sonnenschein Gallery, Green Daze, Migration (Nene, Indigo Bunting male and female, and California Condor) shows four bird vocalization pieces hung on semi transparent layers in front of an opaque landscape print. Collaborating with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology NY, Hargrave creates abstract patterned “portraits” of the most threatened and endangered birds of the world using sound files depicting sound wave patterns of actual bird calls. Hargrave photographs, layers, and colors the sound waves using the hues of the eyes, talons, skin, or plumage of each particular species.
    In the Albright Gallery, On Any Given Night …  presents archives of the voices of scientists describing field conditions, dates, times, and the catalog numbers of each recording, dating back to the 1950s. Our ways of interacting with and experiencing wildlife are now mediated through the use of technology. Hargrave presents chilling archival recordings of the very last mating calls of now extinct male birds summoning non-existent females. The poignancy of a library containing this evidence of biodiversity past and the sense of loss is deeply moving to the artist and inspired this project.

    Gallery Hours: MWF 2-5PM | SAT/SUN 1-5PM | By appointment
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    The Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries feature the work of 10 graduating seniors.