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“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.
October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

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...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright
April 26, 2018

The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity...

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap
January 28, 2018

Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January...

New Sculptures on Campus

September 10, 2017

This year, the Fouts Center for Visual Arts is playing host to three striking sculptures by Jim Dine, contributing to the diverse display of art already present throughout campus. The sculptures...

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 Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

April 27, 2017

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through...

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

February 2, 2017

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23...

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Ruth Fluno
October 27, 2016

Bright, vivid paintings, featuring people, buildings, flowers and more now cover the walls of Whitman’s Sheehan Gallery. The new exhibitions are “Today Will Be Yesterday,” a Ruth Fluno retrospective,...

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Photo by Natalie Mutter
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.
September 8, 2016
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with
Sheehan Gallery teamed up with teaching faculty to make Adnan Charara's photographic collection an interdisciplinary learning experience.
February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types"...

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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