Seattle-Havana-Tehran Poster Exhibition

August 30–December 4, 2016

Over 60 recent contemporary arts and culture-related posters survey contemporary popular culture and cutting-edge design from the U.S., Cuba, and Iran and seek to unite three politically and geographically disparate cities through the arts and spark a lively exchange of ideas and images.



Preview reception with international foods and live music.

Music presented in collaboration with the Mariposa Museum and World Cultural Center.

5:30–7:30 p.m. Mon.



Roundtable and gallery walk-through

Roundtable and gallery walk-through with curators Daniel R. Smith of Seattle, Pepe Menéndez of Havana, and Iman Raad of Tehran

4–6p.m. Tues.

InCiteful Clay: Contemporary Ceramics and Social Commentary

August 30–October 20, 2016

This selection of 27 ceramics looks at artists who have mustered an age-old medium to issue provocative critiques of current social and political inequities. The artists rely on figurative imagery, narrative content, and a range of expressive avenues, including caricature, parody, satire, obscenity, erotica, and the grotesque.



Gallery walk-through

Gallery walk-through with Harvard Ceramics Program artists Kathy King and Mark Burns

noon–1p.m. Tues.



Lecture and reception

Lecture and reception with exhibition curator Judith F. Schwartz, PhD, New York University,

5:30p.m. Thurs.

Image above: Akio Takamori, General and Emperor, 2008, porcelain, 21 x 12 x 5 inches, courtesy the artist.

Artist in Residence:
Katharina Rooney

August 30–October 20, 2016

The first in a series of artist-in-residence projects based at the Thorne, this exhibition will include existing pieces, studies for new works, and documentation of the artist’s process and interactions with community members.



Hands-on collaborative workshop with Artist in Residence: Katharina Rooney

1:00–3:00 p.m. Sat.

Image above: Katharina Rooney, Untitled color test, 2016, plastic, fabric, paint, glue; courtesy the artist.

About the Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery

For 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

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