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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.

Barbara Bullock, Trayvon Martin, Most Precious Blood. Detail.

Ubiquitous Presence, Selected Works by Barbara Bullock, September 15 – October 30, 2022

Eleanor Conover, Although the Sun. Detail.

Side Angle Tide: Recent Works by Eleanor Conover, November 12 — December 15, 2022

Nora Wendl, I Listened Series

Edith: An Architectural History: An installation by Nora Wendl, January 19 — February 28, 2023

Melissa Joseph, Kadankavil Family

Conflicting Truths: Works by Melissa Joseph, March 2 — April 2, 2023

Ubiquitous Presence, Selected Works by Barbara Bullock, September 15 – October 30, 2022

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