Previous Exhibits – 2010
Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins“Ceremonial Mask”Yaka People
Democratic Republic of Congo
September 3 – October 31, 2010
This exhibit, which highlights the private collection of the founder of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, depicts how life and art come together in African culture. Sculpture, textiles, beaded clothing and jewelry, accompanied by music and photographs, represent the creativity and diversity of artistic expression of nearly 30 cultures of sub-Saharan Africa.
The Friends of the Thorne Education Program for area schools, Oct. 18-29, focuses on Art of Africa.
Art of Africa is from the collection of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication and organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Educational materials for Art of Africa were funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Double Exposure: African-Americans Before and Behind the Camera“Smokinjoe” Hank Willis Thomas
October 23 – December 12, 2010
This exhibition explores the African-American cultural experience through photographic works from the 19th and 20th centuries and includes photographs, albums, cased images, and contemporary artworks that incorporate vintage photographic imagery.
Friday, October 22
Hosted by Friends of the Thorne at the gallery. Stephen Lucey, who teaches art history at Keene State College, talks about the “Art of Africa” exhibit and Jonathan Gitelson, who teaches photography at KSC, speaks about the “Double Exposure” show.
Photography Lecture: Double Exposure
Tuesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Mabel Brown Room, Young Student Center. Hank Willis Thomas, a photographer whose work is in “Double Exposure,” will speak and show slides of his photographs that deal with the language of advertising. This lecture is sponsored by the Thorne Gallery and the KSC Office for Diversity and Multiculturalism.
This exhibition was organized by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, and sponsored by Aetna.
"Risk and Rewards,"
mixed media art quilt
June 4 – July 25
September 3-30, 2010
Keene State College Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Our Community Partner the Friends of the Thorne Share Their Creations and Collectibles
The Annual Keene State College Art Students Exhibition
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April 17–May 8, 2010
The exhibit features works by graduating B.F.A. and B.A. art majors.
Graphic Design Portfolio Review: More than 20 graphic design seniors will open their portfolios and showcase their best design work Friday, April 16, 4-8 p.m. at the Media Arts Center (next to the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery). Refreshments available.
Biennial Keene State College Art Faculty Exhibition
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January 23–February 28, 2010
This exhibition showcases recent work in a variety of media by Keene State College studio art and graphic design faculty members Rosemarie Bernardi, Richard Carlson, Daniel Carr, William Cass, Mary Crawford, Melissa DiPalma, Robert Kostick, Ann Laroche, Paul McMullan, Stephanie Nichols, Walter Nicolai, Joan O'Beirne, Yuan Pan, Lynn Richardson, John Roberts, Katharina Rooney, Peter Roos, Tanya Rudenjak, and Craig Stockwell.