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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.

Deanne Fitzmaurice, Brianna Noble: Urban Cowgirl, July 26, 2020

2020 in Perspective, September 9 – October 19, 2021

Dyani White Hawk in studio

Hear Her: Works by Dyani White Hawk, November  4 – December 15, 2021

Paul Briggs in studio

Paul S. Briggs: Material Shapes in Clay, January 20 — February 23, 2022

Spatial Recollections, Fall 2020 List Gallery exhibition

Spatial Recollections: Art from the Swarthmore College Permanent Collection and Recent Exhibitors, View the Virtual Interactive Tour.  Exhibition now closed. Ran September 20 - November 20, 2020.

2020 in Perspective, September 9 – October 19, 2021

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