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About the List Gallery

Each year the List Gallery presents approximately four exhibitions featuring works by both distinguished and emerging contemporary artists. In April and May, we feature a series of senior thesis exhibitions by Swarthmore College art majors. In June, we highlight the achievements of Alumni artists.

The gallery director and exhibition committee select exhibitions that both complement the studio arts and art history curriculum and serve the Greater Philadelphia region. Exhibiting artists serve as visiting critics and lecturers, giving students and members of the general public access to a broad range of media and interpretation.

Both contemporary and occasional historical exhibitions demonstrate excellence in the visual arts and engage diverse communities in an ongoing dialogue. Because artists raise important questions about history, society, and identity, exhibitions offer important opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

Located in the Lang Performing Arts Center, the List Gallery's 1,200 square-foot facility was made possible in part through generous gifts by Vera G. List and by Eugene and Theresa Lang. The Phillip Bruno Fine Art Fund supports work with the permanent collection. The List Gallery Exhibition Fund supports List Gallery exhibitions and special initiatives. Ann Trimble Warren Exhibition Fund supports the senior thesis exhibition series. The Marjorie Heilman Visiting Lecture Fund and the Donald Jay Gordon Visiting Artist Fund allow the Department of Art to invite distinguished artists to lecture and to exhibit at Swarthmore College.

Clay pot against white background

Branching Out / Changing Approaches to Art in Wood, January 24–March 24, 2019

2019 Senior exhibitions

2019 Senior exhibitions

Robin Mandel

Robin Mandel: Chorus and Hold Still, November 5 - December 15

Gee's Bend, Mary Lee Bendolph quilt

View the Gee's Bend press release here.

Photo by Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, September 6­—October 28, 2018

Branching Out / Changing Approaches to Art in Wood, January 24–March 24, 2019

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