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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    Artwork produced by students in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design and Photography (both digital and film) is on display as part of the annual all-campus Student Symposium held April 11, 2017.
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    There’s No Place Like Time: A Novel You Walk Through
    A retrospective of Video Artist Alana Olsen

    March 2 - April 2, 2017
    Sonnenschein Gallery and Albright Gallery

    Gallery Hours:
    M/W/F: 2PM-5PM
    SAT/SUN: 1PM-5PM
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    Through photographs, artifacts and their own words, this exhibition focuses on the worldview, ancestral lands, way of life, and contemporary challenges facing the Ese’Eja people, one of the few extant foraging socieities of the Amazon basin.
    January 24 - February 22, 2017
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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