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About the List Gallery

The List Gallery presents curated exhibitions of work by preeminent artists and facilitates diverse learning opportunities, including site-specific installations, pop-up performances, poetry readings, gallery talks, and creative workshops. These gallery exhibitions complement the studio arts and art history curriculum, catalyze interdisciplinary study, 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. Working closely with the director and assistant curator, List Gallery interns and other student employees help organize exhibitions and community events and produce catalogs, videos, and more.

Each year, the List Gallery presents four curated exhibitions featuring works by distinguished contemporary artists. At the end of the spring semester, the gallery hosts a series of exhibitions featuring works by Swarthmore College art majors. During Alumni Weekend, the gallery celebrates alumni achievements. 

Located in the Lang Performing Arts Center, the List Gallery's 1,200 square-foot facility was established in part through generous gifts from Eugene and Theresa Lang and by Vera G. List.

Gallery programming is supported by Kaori Kitao, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emerita of Art History; Joan Gordon; the Donald J. Gordon Visiting Artist Fund; The Phillip Bruno Fine Art Fund; The Ann Trimble Warren Exhibition Fund; and the Marjorie Heilman Visiting Lecture Fund.