Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

Exhibition Opening Party All – Are Welcome

Friday, September 21, 5-7pm

Mark Hogancamp: Women of Marwencol and Other Possible Histories

September 22 through December 6

Mark Hogancamp, Untitled, from Women of Marwencol, digital image (courtesy 1 Mile Gallery and the artist).

Photographs and photo-series by an upstate New York artist who, as a mode of recovery from a violent assault and as an art practice, customizes and arranges 1/6 scale figures in miniature settings of his own design to tell an ongoing, looping, personal, epic story of conflict, loyalty, love, loss, and stockings.

Hogancamp’s works address fundamental dynamics of narrative, fantasy, and fiction; the visual/formal elements of staging, composition, and point of view; and the personal, political, and iconographical aspects of war, gender, and empire.

Tell Him What We Said About “Paint It Black”

September 22 through December 6

Andrew Brischler, Promises, Promises (Lavender and Grape Study), 2018, colored pencil and graphite on panel (courtesy Gavlak Los Angeles/Palm Beach and the artist).

A group exhibition curated by Andy Mister that addresses the multi-faceted emotional complexities of adolescence and identity with a diverse selection of works by Sue de Beer, Todd Bienvenu, Katherine Bradford, Andrew Brischler, Al Freeman, Alicia Gibson, Heidi Hahn, Marc Hundley, Alex McQuilkin, Andrew Pope, Nathan Ritterpusch, Aïda Ruilova, Emily Mae Smith, and Faren Ziello.

The exhibition takes its title from a line about a Rolling Stones song in Big Star’s song Thirteen: “won’t you tell your dad get off my back / tell him what we said ‘bout ‘Paint It Black’.”

cLIck\CliQue: A Warhol Experience

Through December 6

Installation view (detail), A Warhol Experience (courtesy Al Karevy Photography).

Andy Warhol was an obsessive photographer, a driven artist, a compulsive diarist, and an iconic yet deeply private cultural figure. Designed by Cheshire Academy of Lifetime Learning (CALL) students and curator Shari Osborn, this exhibition of over 160 Warhol silkscreens and photographs offers visitors a window into the complex world of Warhol and his many associates in a “Silver Factory” installation that brings to life the Warhols in the Thorne collection. Come for the experience…


“Impulse and Discipline, Sixty Years of Painting by Robert S. Neuman 1950-2010,” the Thorne’s lavishly illustrated 120-page catalogue documenting the Thorne’s recent Neuman exhibition, with four essays and extensive biographical information, is available for purchase ($45 plus shipping).

Fall Events



Tell Him What We Said About “Paint It Black” informal discussion

Tell Him What We Said About “Paint It Black” informal discussion with curator Andy Mister; refreshments provided.

Location: Thorne conference room; free admission

5 p.m.



The Colonial and the Thorne co-present Marwencol

The Colonial and the Thorne co-present Marwencol, director Jeff Malmberg’s award-winning 2010 Mark Hogancamp documentary; discussion to follow.

Location: Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street, Keene; free admission.

6:30–8 p.m.


A video installation work by Artist-in-Residence Denise Dumas


Artist Denise Dumas is working on a site-specific artwork exploring different degrees of separation. Minimalist and silent in the daylight, the artwork becomes animated at night as a video projection fills the volume with agitated sea waves. Synchronized at first, the visual divide grows while a soundtrack suggests unrest and danger.


A Project by Artist-in-Residence Katharina Rooney


Developed by Katharina Rooney in collaboration with hundreds of members of the campus and regional community during fall 2016, ColorCycle, comprising thousands of recycled compact disk cases and a wide array of repurposed materials, is now installed across the upper windows in the Thorne lobby.

Katharina Rooney, ColorCycle, 2016-17, recycled CD cases and recycled plastics and papers, Plexiglas, adhesives; courtesy the artist

Education Programs

The Thorne’s museum education program is currently scheduling tours for school and other groups. These tours include

Programs and events supported by the Robert P. Hubbard Family Trust and by Keene State College’s School of Arts and Humanities and Division of Continuing Education and Extended Studies. The Thorne acknowledges the generous support of Indian King Framery, 303 Gallery, and Stephen Shore.

About the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

For over 50 years, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College has been a gathering place for artists, students, patrons, educators, scholars, and friends. The gallery has hosted excellent exhibitions of work by local, national, and international artists and designers, originated a broad range of innovative education and public programs, and fostered diverse connections across disciplines, communities, and generations.

All exhibits, receptions, and programs are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours

  • Wednesday-Thursday:
  • Noon-7:00pm
  • Friday-Sunday:
  • Noon-5:00pm