Silber Art Gallery

The opening of the Silber Art Gallery in the Goucher College Athenaeum fulfilled President Kraushaars vision of more than 50 years ago: to provide a suitably secure gallery dedicated solely to the exhibition of art, both from the Goucher collection and from contemporary artists and collectors outside the campus.

The Silber Art Gallery was made possible through the contributions of Sidney and Jean Flah Silber. Mr. and Ms. Silber have long appreciated the capacity of the visual arts to express meaning, communicate the insights and emotions of the individual, and convey the character of a place, a people, and a time. They realize how powerfully art can teach, both inside the classroom and beyond, and they understand the lessons it offers students of the human experience and the natural world. The gallery is the new home to Gouchers permanent collection and its critically acclaimed program of contemporary art exhibitions. With 1,000 square feet of exhibition space and a 21-foot ceiling, the gallery is capable of housing large-scale art works. In addition to enabling us to display selections from the colleges permanent collection, the gallery hosts a range of programming, from the traditional to the experimental, featuring the work of students, emerging artists, and established names alike.

 

Current Exhibit

 

We Care: Works by Corita Kent

We Care: Works by Corita Kent

Exhibit Dates: September 10 to December 16, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6 – 8pm

Corita Kent was an artist, an educator, and an activist for social justice and the anti-war movement. A member of the religious order Mary of the Immaculate Heart, Corita used her faith, her distinct design sensibility, and aesthetic influences from packaging to pop art to create her unique prints that inspire attention to and action against the critical issues of her time. The selection of boldly colored text-based serigraphs are on loan from U.S. Province of the Society of St. Sulpice. We Care is presented along with the Special Collections & Archives’ exhibition of the same title, which documents the Goucher community’s participation in activism and protests throughout the college’s history.


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BCCAS

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.