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Previous Exhibits – 2011

Index of Previous Exhibits

  • Biennial Regional Jurors Choice Competition 2011

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    February 5 – March 10, 2011

    A juried selection of works in various media by artists who live within 30 miles of Keene or are Friends of the Thorne.


    Emerging Art:
    The Annual Keene State College Art Student Exhibition

    Artwork by 2011 Graduating
    BFA Art Majors

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    April 16 – May 7, 2011

    The Keene State College Art Department presents works by graduating art majors B.F.A.: Chelsea Blackmer, Janel Flanagan, Catherine Jennison, Briana Mangiaracina, Erin McHugh, Charity Thackston; Jennifer Tremblay, Jenna Welty B.A.: Melissa Boccanfuso, Jessica Dubois, Jill Fortin, Brittany Kelly, Becca Lennartz, Josh Randall

    Visitors are invited to vote for a People's Choice Commendation to be announced May 2.

    Read more about Emerging Art.

    Graphic Design Portfolio Review: More than 35 graphic design seniors will open their portfolios and showcase their best design work Friday, April 15, 3-7 p.m. at the Media Arts Center (next to the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery). Refreshments available.

    Read more about the Graphic Design Portfolio review.


    Figuratively Speaking

    In the Garden,Romare Bearden, color lithograph

    In the Garden,
    Romare Bearden,
    color lithograph

    June 3 - July 24, 2011
    reopens September 2 - October 2, 2011

    Portraits from the Thorne's Permanent Collection including paintings, prints, and photographs by Corneille, Francisco Goya, Alexander James, Rockwell Kent, Robert Mapplethorpe, Fitz Scholder, and others.


    Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity

    Donnie Hawleywood,Jennifer Greenburg archival inkjet print © Jennifer Greenburg

    Donnie Hawleywood,
    Jennifer Greenburg,
    archival inkjet print,
    © Jennifer Greenburg

    September 10 - December 4, 2011

    America's self image is explored through paintings, prints, photographs, and video by 42 artists whose insightful works reveal the triumphs, tragedies, relationships, and traditions that inform our notions of nationhood.

    Public Reception: Friday, September 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., hosted by Friends of the Thorne
    Keene State English Professor Michael Antonucci presents a guided walk through the exhibit at 6:30 p.m.

    Panel Discussion: Friday, November 4, 9 a.m.-noon, Thorne Conference Room.
    The Infinite Mirror exhibition is part of Keene State's 7th Biennial Symposium "What Sustains Us? Envisioning Our Future." Thorne Director Maureen Ahern moderates an interdisciplinary panel discussion on "Americans: Who We are and Who We are Becoming." The panel will include Keene State faculty Michael Antonucci, Professor of English,; Mike Welsh, Associate Professor of Political Science; Julio Del Sesto, Assistant Professor of Journalism; and Infinite Mirror curator Blake Bradford from the Barnes Foundation.

    Friends of the Thorne Education Program: Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity.

    Infinite Mirror is developed by Artrain, Inc. and Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa., and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Presented with support from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the National Endowment for the Arts.


    China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910-1970

    Dried Lichee Box, 1930s-1940s,>Manufacturer: Favor Preserved Fruits Co

    Dried Lichee Box,
    Favor Preserved Fruits Co,

    October 22 - December 11, 2011

    An in-depth exploration of 20th century Chinese advertising images, mass media, graphic and product design that demonstrate how political ideologies and cultural values are transmitted through everyday objects.

    Public Reception hosted by Friends of the Thorne

    • Friday, October 21
    • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 p.m. Keene State professors from China will present a guided walk through the exhibit.

    China Modern was organized by the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, Calif., and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.


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