The Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College

Current Exhibitions

Beyond the Sound: In Memory of Sandra Whitehead 

Beyond the Sound features works from prominent American artists associated with Monhegan Island, Maine. All works are on loan from the Honorable Paul Whitehead, Jr. The exhibition includes paintings by James Fitzgerald, Jamie Wyeth, Sears Gallagher, Andrew Winter, Eric Hudson, Don Stone, Peter Poskas, and Guy Wiggins Carlton. 

The exhibition includes an interactive iPad kiosk developed by Emilie Bryant ’22, a museum and heritage studies major. 

Modern & Contemporary Selections from the Collection

Through September 12, 2021

Modern & Contemporary Selections from the Collection includes new acquisitions by William Castellana (b. 1968) and Andrew Newell Wyeth    (1917-2009). Highlights of the exhibition are 8 works by social realist Ben Shahn (1898-1969), Untitled (Children in Doorway), ca. 1939-1942, by Louise Rosskam, and the newly framed triptych, Autobiography (Broadside) by Robert Rauschenberg, 1968. Brett de Palma (b. 1949), Sally Mann (b. 1951), Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007), Judy Pffaf (b. 1946), Kukuli Velarde (b. 1962), and Bernarda Bryson Shahn (1903-2004) are also featured in the exhibition with works in a range of mediums. 

Saints and Sin: Selections from the Permanent Collection by Black Artists

Through April 1, 2022

Saints and Sin: Selections from the Permanent Collection by Black Artists includes work by Benny Andrews, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Toyin Odutola, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems. A highlight of the exhibition is the new acquisition, Kehinde Wiley’s St. Francis of Adelaide, 2006.

The exhibition is presented in unison with the amplification of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020. It intends to provide a glimpse of the richness, variety and creative power of Black artists, underrepresented in museum collections, including our own. Formal purity and themes of innocence are intertwined with imagery laying bare the sin of systemic racism. Saints and Sin also includes recent acquisitions depicting Black artists.

Image: Kehinde Wiley, St. Francis of Adelaide, 2006, cast marble dust and resin. The Collection of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

Yarning for Unity: An Outdoor Installation

November 18, 2020 – December 31, 2020   EXTENDED 

Yarning for Unity covers the outside of the Maier with various art forms such as crochet, knitting, embroidery and printing. The drive-thru “craft-bombing” installation originated with RandolphCollege student, Emilie Bryant ’22, a double major in Museum and Heritage Studies and Art History.  While studying “Craftivism” in Art and Activism, taught by Assistant Professor of Art History, Lesley Shipley, Bryant conceived of a Y4U, a collective of craftivists interested in creating messages of love, hope and unity through public installations and immersive experiences. Artists from several states submitted colorful works. 

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Selections from the Permanent Collection

Ongoing 

Edward Hopper, Mrs. Scott’s House, 1932, oil on canvas. Collection of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College houses an outstanding collection of American art, chiefly paintings, works on paper, and photographs dating from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Explore this chronological exhibition of artwork from the permanent collection, including works by artists such as Milton Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and more. Explore works on view >>

Image: Edward Hopper, Mrs. Scott’s House, 1932, oil on canvas. Collection of the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

 

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