Upcoming Events

Southern Gothic: Intersections of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection

October 17, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery

Curator’s Talk by Elizabeth Smith

Past Events

Artists’ Talks: Clouds – A study of light and dark in moving form

June 20, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery

Please join the artist's talk to meet Josh Holt to participate in the open viewing and critique.

Artists’ Talks: There Was Always Tomorrow: The 2019 Senior Capstone Exhibition

May 16, 2019 | 7-7:30 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery

Blake Gantt, Lila Greer, Sean Holmes, Marguerite McClary and Qilin Zeng, seniors with Studio Art minor will present artists’ talks.

Student Symposium: Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections

May 7 & May 9, 2019 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Museum, lower level

Students in the upper-level course on Baroque Art will give research presentations on the paintings currently on view in the exhibition "Sacred and Secular: Netherlandish Baroque Paintings from Regional Collections." This symposium will take place in the lower level of the Richardson Family Art Museum, where the paintings may be seen and referenced directly. This is a public event to which all are invited, but art and art history majors will be especially interested in what their classmates are doing and what may be learned from their presentations about seeing, studying, and talking about works of art. Newly-declared majors are urged to attend one or the other day of presentations. Come and go as your schedule allows, and see what you will be doing in your future years of art history coursework.

Public Lecture: “A Gilded Cage in a Golden Age? Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art” by Professor Wayne Franits, Syracuse University

March 26, 2019 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Seventeenth-century Dutch artists depicted women of all ages engaged in an assortment of roles and tasks, ranging from wholesome domestic types, to prostitutes and greedy old hags. Despite the variety of themes, images of women, like all Dutch paintings, cannot be considered literal transcriptions of the life and times of contemporary Hollanders. To the contrary, they are fictitious constructs that creatively synthesize observed facts, artistic inventions, and longstanding conventions. In this sense then, these paintings more faithfully address contemporary ideals, prejudices, and popular thought concerning women. By systematically exploring paintings of women, this lecture will address the important question of how Dutch culture helped to forge specific subject matter in art that expressed specific points of view, ones that rarely coincided with actual circumstances.

Take a look at upcoming events on Wofford's calendar.