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.

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Current Exhibit

Derrick Adams


Exhibit dates:
April 27 to June 3, 2023

Opening reception:
April 27, 2023, 6 - 8 p.m.

Artist lecture:
May 4, 2023, 7 p.m. | Merrick Lecture Hall

Photo credit: portrait of Derrick Adams by photographer Steve Benisty

Featuring works by Unobskey Visiting Artist Derrick Adams and, from the Last Resort Artist Retreat, Jabari Jefferson, Murjoni Merriweather, Jamaal Peterman, McKinley Wallace II, and Kyle Yearwood.

Derrick Adams is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist whose critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations. His multidisciplinary practice engages how individuals’ ideals, aspirations, and personae become attached to specific objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. His work probes the influence of popular culture on the formation of self-image, and the relationship between man and monument as they coexist and embody one another.

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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.