Rosenberg Gallery

The Rosenberg Gallery is located in the lobby of the 900+ seat Kraushaar Auditorium and the 223-seat Merrick Lecture Hall. Art exhibits have been mounted here since 1962, and the gallery was renovated and renamed the Rosenberg Gallery in 1982, after Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg ’21. Operated under the auspices of Goucher’s Art and Art History programs, the gallery presents five exhibits each academic year.

Shows are selected around a central theme or concept. On occasion, exhibits are presented in conjunction with some other activity on campus, such as a concert, performance, or symposium. Where appropriate, the gallery collaborates with other academic programs to present multidisciplinary public programs. This is in keeping with the gallery’s goal of expanding the audience for contemporary art and the philosophy that art is an enterprise connected to other areas of human inquiry and to the concerns of all people, not just to connoisseurs and specialists.

We are committed to exhibiting the work of artists who do not have the opportunity to have solo showings in commercial galleries in Baltimore, with a special interest in providing opportunities for artists who are women, members of ethnic or racial minorities, or who live in rural areas of Maryland.

The gallery frequently exhibits artists from other parts of our region alongside Baltimore-area artists to help bring these artistic communities closer together and promote the exchange of ideas and information. Artists using innovative and unfamiliar techniques and artists whose work addresses contemporary concerns, both aesthetically and in terms of content, are given a chance to reach a broader audience, and, in turn, the audience is given a chance to expand its understanding and awareness of contemporary art. For students, the gallery activities are a component of a liberal education, providing a place to learn about contemporary art and meet working artists.

The Rosenberg Gallery program is funded with the assistance of grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the NEA and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences.

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Upcoming Exhibit

Cyanotype photograph by DanaidX entitled "Karst," 2023.


Exhibit Dates: October 5 - December 5, 2023

Goucher is pleased to present In the Dark: An Exploration of Chronic Illness, an exhibition of new handmade cyanotype photographs by Baltimore-based artist duo DanaidX.

DanaidX, whose name culls from a Greek myth about women cursed by the gods to endlessly fill a cistern riddled with holes, is the collaborative formed by writer/data engineer-cum photographer Hope Brooks and artist Angela Yarian. 

With a wide-range of archetypal visual references from art history to punk-rock, to science-fiction, Brooks and Yarian’s images of the female body in everyday domestic life explore the space between creativity and pain in quotidian experience.  In so doing, the works invite viewers to question their own understanding of such concepts as rest, wellness, work/life balance, vulnerability, and the passage of time.

Artwork photo: "Karst," 2023, Cyanotype on paper, DanaidX



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Financial support and contributions provided by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences, the Goucher College Center for Writing, Arts and Media, the Lahey Fund, and other supporters of the contemporary arts.