Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

Public opening reception: Friday, February 2, 5-7 p.m.

2018 Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition

February 3 – April 1, 2018

John Roberts, Asphalt III, 2016, woodcut; courtesy the artist

Participating Artists And Designers

  • Molly Fletcher
  • Jonathan Gitelson
  • Randall Hoyt
  • Robert Kostick
  • Paul McMullan
  • Walter Nicolai
  • Stephanie Nichols
  • Yuan Pan
  • Lynn Richardson
  • John Roberts
  • Peter Roos
  • Zachary P. Stephens
  • Miles Warner

Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition Events:



Public opening reception

5–7 p.m.



Faculty Artists Discussion

Faculty members Jonathan Gitelson, Zachary P. Stephens, and Miles Warner discuss their work; Randall Hoyt plays his new board game “Road Hog”with visitors

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.



Faculty Artists Discussion: Peter Roos

Faculty member Peter Roos discusses the large gallery installation charting the evolution of his figure drawing over nearly 30 years of teaching

11 a.m. – noon

Unboxing Bob: A study of artist Robert S. Neuman through objects, images, and ideas

February 3 – April 1

A companion to the recent Neuman Impulse and Discipline exhibition, Unboxing Bob presents information and materials about the artist’s life and work organized both for curious viewers who knew this artist well and for people who are just becoming interested in modern and contemporary art.

The Thorne’s lavishly illustrated 120-page catalogue of Neuman’s works, with four essays and extensive biographical information, is available for purchase ($45 plus shipping).


A new 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

The Robert Neuman exhibition is supported by Cambridge Trust Wealth Management, Robert L. Savage, the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Sunne Savage, Clare Stone, and Agnes S. Peelle. The Denise Dumas residency is supported, in part, by the Canada Council for the Arts. Programs and events are 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.

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

Sept - May
  • Saturday-Wednesday:
  • Noon-5:00pm
  • Thursday-Friday:
  • Noon-7:00pm