Upcoming Events

Gallery talk by Dr. Peter L. Schmunk: Photographs 2010 – 2020

April 16, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Museum

Dr. Peter L. Schmunk: Photographs 2010 – 2020 will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Museum from Feb. 4 to July 31.

Gallery talk by Dr. Nelda Damiano, Georgia Museum of Art: From Botticelli to Tintoretto: Italian Renaissance Art from the Tobey and Bob Jones Collections

March 25, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Museum

From Botticelli to Tintoretto: Italian Renaissance Art from the Tobey and Bob Jones Collections will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Museum from Feb. 4 to May 17.

Gallery Walk by Laurel Horton, Humanities Scholar: Quilted Stories

March 19, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Quilted Stories will be on display in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts from Feb. 3 to March 21.

Johnny Gandelsman: Tree Falls concert

March 13, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Museum

Grammy Award-winning violinist Johnny Gandelsman will play Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 (arranged for violin) and other selections. For tickets, please contact Tree Falls New Music treefallsmusic.org.

Artist talk by Micah Tiffin: Gummy Labyrinth

Feb. 20, 2020 | 7 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery

Gummy Labyrinth will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery from Jan. 21 to March 6.


Past Events

Curator’s Talks: Siendo mujer: A Short Study of the Female Experience in South America by Lydia Estes, Wofford's 35th Presidential International Scholar

Oct. 24, 2019 | 6 p.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery
Oct. 26, 2019 | 9 a.m. | Richardson Family Art Gallery
Nov. 21, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Richardon Family Art Gallery

As Wofford's 35th Presidential International Scholar, Lydia Estes attempted to uncover the visual representation of “la mujer,” or “the woman,” in the South American countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. “Siendo mujer” means "being a woman," and Estes’ exhibition, “Siendo mujer: a short study of the female experience in South America” represents the conversations she shared with resilient, creative women for whom art plays a significant role in their female experiences, and vice versa--for whom the female experience plays a significant role in their art. It is further a collection of their artwork, also including her own photographs of them, their spaces, and moments which contribute to the story each is trying to tell through her work. All are invited to join us for curator’s talks with Estes on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m., Oct. 26 at 9 a.m., and Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. The talk on Nov. 21 is part of Spartanburg's monthly ArtWalk series. Siendo mujer will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery from Oct. 17 to Dec. 20.

50 and Forward: The Sandor Teszler Library Since 1969

Oct. 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Curator's Corner during Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 26, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. | Curator's Corner during Family Weekend
Nov. 13 | 4 p.m. | Gallery Talk and Special Collections Showcase in Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery

The Sandor Teszler Library celebrates its 50th anniversary this year! Students, alumni, and guests on campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend are encouraged to stop by the library to see the 50 and Forward exhibition and talk with the curators. All are also invited to join us for a gallery talk and special collections showcase in the Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery on Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. The exhibition will be on view in the library through Fri., Dec. 20.

Curator’s Talk: Southern Gothic: Intersections of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection by Elizabeth Smith

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

From Edgar Allen Poe’s haunting tale of “The Gold Bug” (1843) to Flannery O'Connor’s biting short story “Good Country People” (1955), the Southern Gothic literary tradition has exhumed the American South’s aberrations, contradictions, and unique sense of dark humor. The exhibition Southern Gothic: Intersections of Art and Literature in the Johnson Collection, on display from Sept. 3-Dec. 14 in the Richardson Family Art Museum, examines how nineteenth-and twentieth-century artists borrowed from their literary peers, using a potent visual language to address the tensions between the South’s idyllic visions and its historical realities.This exhibition is guest curated by Elizabeth Driscoll Smith, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Johnson Collection’s 2019 graduate fellow. Join us at 7 PM on Oct. 17 for a free gallery talk and reception with Smith in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. This event is part of Spartanburg’s monthly ArtWalk series.

Chapman Lecture in the Humanities: “Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change” by LaToya Ruby Frazier

Oct. 3, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre

Visual artist, photographer, and activist LaToya Ruby Frazier delivers a Chapman Lecture in the Humanities, examining the ways in which art can be used as a powerful tool for social transformation.

Photographs from Frazier's collection The Notion of Family, on loan from the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, will be on display in the Richardson Family Art Gallery until Dec. 14. Spelman Curator of Collections Anne Collins Smith will deliver a gallery talk on Nov. 6 at 6:00 p.m.

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.

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