MCA Art Gallery
Fall 2021 Exhibitions:
Richard Whitten: Grand Illusions
August 23 - September 18
Artalk August 23, 7:30PM
Charles W. Goolsby: Familiar Territory
September 27 - October 23
Artalk September 27, 7:30PM
Greg Banks: An Explanation of Sympathetic Magic
November 1 - November 27
Artalk November 1, 7:30PM
Due to the pandemic, we are currently requiring masks & vaccinations for gallery patrons. A limited number of private tours may be arranged by contacting the curator.
We are offering exhibitions virtually for the general public, which include virtual walkthroughs of our current & recent exhibits!
All Artalks and exhibitions are free and open to the public when available.
The McGlothlin Center Art Gallery typically hosts rotating visual arts exhibitions by emerging and nationally acclaimed artists. The artists have a wide array of quality art media and philosophies with the primary intent of introducing exhibitions not normally seen in our region. These visiting artists actively interact with art students during their campus visits, which also include a major lecture delivered as part of the College’s Lyceum program. The rotating schedule features three artists each semester. All exhibits and Artalks with the artist are free and open to the public.
As part of the academic program of Emory & Henry College, the gallery presents and interprets fine and decorative arts, providing knowledge, ideas and a resource for learning, research, and life-critical to a liberal arts education for the College’s students, faculty and staff, as well as to the region’s communities and visitors. The gallery offers educational programs including lectures, seminars, demonstrations, traditional and electronic publications, and innovative outreach activities, providing a valuable study center to educate, inspire and increase understanding of art. The gallery staff and Arts Exhibition and Collections Committee (AECC) develop, preserve, research and exhibit the permanent collection of art, which represents an emphasis on contemporary art.
Previously Featured Artists
Jerry Uelsmann, Jack Beal, Virginia Scotchie, Cora Cohen, Richard Jolley, Tom Nakashima, Jennifer Pepper, Anne Austin Pearce, Cort Savage, Barbara Tisserat, James McGarrell, Willie Anne Wright, Jake Berthot, Harvey Littleton, Janet Fish, Dale Chihuly and Sally Mann.
Reclaimed Wood Floor in McGlothlin Center Art Gallery
Students and alumni may remember the huge American beech tree that once stood between Carriger Hall and Wiley Hall, where the McGlothlin Center for the Arts now stands. In the design phase of the building, it was decided that the College would preserve the memory of that magnificent tree by using its wood for the flooring of the Center’s art gallery. For many decades, perhaps more than a century, this distinctive tree occupied the space, shaped the landscape, and provided numerous opportunities for experiences ranging from a shaded study place for college students to tree-climbing fun for local children. Now transformed into a beautiful floor, the tree shapes the gallery space and art viewer experiences in a new way. In a quiet way, it symbolically holds personal memories and collective histories.