Current Exhibitions

Emergence:  2014 Senior Studio Art Exhibition
(April 19–May 11, 2014)

This exhibition showcases graduating studio art majors by celebrating their works and accomplishments over the past four years as students of graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture.

stop copying me  straight laced girls

Chelsey VanderVliet (b. 1992)
Stop Copying Me II, 2014
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond
12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

Straight Laced Girls I, 2014
Archival pigment print mounted to dibond
12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.                                                                        


2014 Rollins Faculty Exhibition
(March 22–August 31, 2014)

The 2014 edition of the Rollins Faculty Exhibition showcases exciting new or recent work by Rollins College faculty artists Joshua Almond, Rose Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons with Julian Chambliss and Lee Lines. 



Dawn Roe
No (One) Was With Her When She Died (Dust), 2012/13
2-Channel HD Video
Dimensions vary
Courtesy of the artist 


Joshua Almond
Call the Darkness, 2011
Basswood, 72 x 22 x 18 in.
Courtesy of the artist


Rachel Simmons
Julian Chambliss
Future Bear (detail), 2010–2013
Series of 12 screen prints with colored pencil on paper mounted on wooden boxes on digital print, dimensions vary
Courtesy of the artists


Dana Hargrove
Right to Roam C, 2013 
Acrylic on MDF relief panel
52 x 11 x 6 in.
Courtesy of the artist



Glimpses into the Golden Age
(January 4–May 11, 2014)

This installation, curated by the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's 2013–2014 Fred W. Hicks III Fellow Amanda McRae ('15),  strategically coincides with a show of Old Master paintings on view at the Orlando Museum of Art:  Rembrandt, Rubens, Gainsborough and the Golden Age of Painting from the Collection of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Against the amazing scientific and geographic discoveries and political and religious changes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the professional artists of Western Europe achieved an apogee of technique and content. This exhibition project provides the opportunity for CFAM, housing the area’s only encyclopedic museum collection, to highlight several works in its own possession by artists featured in OMA’s corresponding presentation.

Tiepolo   Gainsborough   Van Loo

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo  (Italian, 1727–1804)
St. John Gualbert (Contemplating the Crucifix), c. 1753
Oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 17 3/4 in.
Gift of the Myers Family, and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Myers, Jr., R'42, and June Reinhold Myers, R'41

Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788)
Portrait of Gaëtan Apolline Balthazar Vestris, c. 1781–1782
Oil on canvas
12 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.
Bequest from the estate of Edmund L. Murray

Louis Michel van Loo (French, 1707–1771)
Portrait of the Comtesse de Beaufort, c. 1760
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 in.
Gift of the Hon. Marilyn Logsdon Mennello, and Michael A. Mennello, in honor of Rollins College President Rita Bornstein


Conversations:  Selections from the Permanent Collection
(January 4–Ongoing)

Conversations: Selections from the Permanent Collection, aims to inspire dialogues about works of art created during disparate time periods and among various cultures. To draw new relationships, the collection’s favorites are brought together under four broad thematic categories: Religion Redefined, Gesture and Pose, A Sense of Place, and History and Myth. The four groupings outlined here suggest some universal themes that have persisted throughout the history of art.

Religion Redefined includes traditional religious imagery as well as more contemporary art that relies upon and questions conventional religious symbols and concepts. For centuries religious art has been commissioned for shrines, tombs, churches, and domestic spaces in diverse societies. The persistent effects of religion are reflected in twentieth-century art, too.

The section of Gesture and Pose presents historical portraiture and demonstrates how the movement of an arm or the positioning of a figural form can have dramatic consequences for a given composition and its interpretation.

A Sense of Place examines the fundamental ways in which various sites have inspired generations of artists. Both urban and rural environments are represented here and singular works offer opportunities to look at the roles of foreign locales and famous locations as catalysts for creative production.

Lastly, History and Myth implies that these two broad categories are inherently intertwined and the specific works on display are expressions of that fact.

While these sections help to map the permanent collection, they are fluid, and certain works could find a home in multiple categories.


Jonas Lie (American, 1890–1940)
Dusk on Lower Broadway, c. 1910
Oil on canvas
37 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.
Gift of the family of James B. Thomas