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In accord with Swarthmore College's response to to COVID-19, the List Gallery will be closed effective Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, May 31.  No public events are scheduled at this time.

Please visit Swarthmore College's COVID-19 page for the most recent developments and information about the ways in which Swarthmore continues to respond to COVID-19 .

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.

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View, March 5—April 5 2020

2020 Senior exhibitions

2020 Senior exhibitions

Michelle Marcuse: Holding Absence, January 23—February 23, 2020 . Video produced by Isabel Llosa '20 and Max Gruber '20.

Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature

Henry Bermudez / Tattooed Nature, January 23—February 23, 2020 

Henry Horenstein: Selected Works, September 12–October 27, 2019

Henry Horenstein: Selected Works, September 12–October 27, 2019

Sue Hettmansperger

Sue Hettmansperger / Iterations: Painting and Collage, November 7—December 15, 2019

Jan Baltzell: Drawings

Jan Baltzell: Drawings, November 7—December 15, 2019

Rackstraw Downes: A Wider View, March 5—April 5 2020

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