The Maier Museum of Art
at Randolph College

Upcoming Exhibitions

113th Annual Exhibition – Vita Wild: Contemporary Wildlife Art
On view September 8 – December 15, 2024

Mark Messersmith, Dawn of Uncertainty

With a primary focus on animals in the American wilderness and their intrinsic connection to the ecosystem, Vita Wild showcases nine contemporary artists whose works reflect cultural and environmental changes that expand the expression and definition of traditional wildlife art.

Artists include Johnny Defeo, John Hitchcock, Frances Hynes, Adonna Khare, Mark Messersmith, Shelley Reed, Lauren Strohacker, Tom Uttech, and Travis Walker.

The exhibition title is derived from the motto of Randolph College, Vita abundantior, which emphasizes an abundant life as the ultimate objective of a liberal arts education through exploration and encounters with the complicated spectrum of human creativity.

Image: Mark Messersmith, Dawn of Uncertainty, 2024, oil on canvas with carved wood elements. 




Recent Paintings by Chris Cohen
On view September 8 – December 15, 2024

Artist: Chris Cohen

Chris Cohen was raised with a love for painting and drawing, a passion that led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in studio art at Yale University. He began teaching at Randolph College as an adjunct in 2005 and joined the faculty in 2019 after completing his MFA at James Madison University. The Maier is committed to exhibiting Randolph College studio faculty work periodically, believing it is especially important for their students to see their practice. This is Cohen’s first solo exhibition at the Maier.

Image: Chris Cohen, Untitled, 2024, oil on canvas.