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Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves is Sheehan Gallery's newest assistant.
December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves...

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Gina Osterloh’s “Dots Front Misfire” and Ebony Patterson’s “Untitled (Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers)” are juxtaposed on the third floor.
October 19, 2019

Since its construction in 1956, Penrose Library has served as a setting for intellectual, artistic and personal exploration in the Walla Walla community. Among windows, shelves and cubicles, art pieces...

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

April 19, 2018

Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The...

Narcissa Whitman Painting Defaced

Before restoration. Contributed by The Cultured Pearl
October 31, 2017

On the morning of Monday, Oct. 9, Prentiss Hall custodians arrived at work to find that the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Room had been defaced overnight. Accompanying the black spray-paint...

Master Puppeteer Visits Whitman, Helps Students Bring Marionettes to Life

Dan Luce teaching at his workshop on building puppets. Photo by Carson Jones
October 28, 2017

Hold out all of your fingers. Now, put down the middle and ring. Got it? According to master puppeteer Dan Luce, who visited Whitman this past weekend to share his expertise and love of puppetry, this...

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options


Photo by Samarah Uribe
September 9, 2017
The Sheehan Gallery has undergone various renovations for safety reasons and also in order to open the possibilities for artists displaying their work in the space.

Sheehan Gallery Gets Graphic

Louise Karneus ('16) is pictured here reading in the central lounge of the exhibit.
September 10, 2015

The Sheehan Gallery, Whitman's on-campus art gallery in Olin Hall, has opened the 2015-2016 year with “Seeing Stories: Traversing the Graphic Narrative.” The show explores graphic narratives,...

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