Department of Art & Art History

News & Announcements

Stay up to date on the latest Department of Art & Art History news.

Student Internships and Collaborations

Cameron Robinson ’19 (art history major) helped curate an exhibition of local artists at Snap! Orlando.

Morgan Snoap ’20 and Cristina Toppin ’21 and Assistant Professor of Art History MacKenzie Moon Ryan designed an exhibition for CFAM.

Student Internships

Renee Sang ’21 (double major in studio art and critical media and cultural studies) reported for one of Morocco’s largest news organizations.

Keehle Amicon ’19 (business management major, studio art minor) designed for Deux Mains.

Featuring Students

Lindsey Wright '19's piece, oPortunus, is on display in Bush Science Center.

Kailee Blalock '20 (studio art major) received a scholarship from the Department to attend a furniture design class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in TN.

September 2018. Drs. Kim Dennis and Gretchen Meyers gave a first look at their collaborative research on the Pietro da Cortona ceiling in Rome’s Palazzo Pamphilj on September 20, 2018 at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Fred Hicks Intern Brianna Cooney '19 (art history and international business major) gave a Throwback Thursday Tour on September 20, 2018 at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

August 2018. Professor of Art Dana Hargrove’s work was featured in Another Country- Aspects of Scottish Migration. She participated in Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts artist residency, and is now represented in Texas by Dean Day Gallery.

Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe's work was featured in Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning at the Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, NC, from August 3 - September 22, 2018. Read more

Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe's work was featured in essay, v. with Leigh-Ann Pahapill at RAMP Gallery for Revolve Studios, Asheville, NC. The exhibition ran from August 1 - September 15, 2018. Read more

Check out what our student Meredith Ewen ’19 did this summer!

May, 2018. Why is Professor of Art Rachel Simmons ’97’s printmaking studio a hotbed of collaborative creation? Read more

Rebecca Charbonneau ’16 (double major in art history, and critical media and cultural studies) found her way back to her first love through the unlikeliest of routes. Read her story in Rollins 360

Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe was recently featured in the London-based publication, Floorr magazine. Read more

Students from Professor of Art History Susan Libby's Picturing War class held a one day exhibition of projects in Cornell Fine Arts Center. Read more (pdf)

April, 2018. 2018 Rollins Faculty Exhibition featured works by Joshua Almond, Rose Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons, and ran from April 14 - May 13, 2018, at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Efemeral featured work by graduating studio art majors Tara Gallagher, Mallory Griffith, Brianne Lint, and Emily Richards, and ran from April 14 - May 13, 2018, at Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Read more

Stacy Barter created an elegant composition of the Rollins College campus on April 23, 2018. Visitors and art students were invited to attend this plein air demo on the patio behind Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Visit www.winterparkpaintout.org for information.

March, 2018. Grace Loescher ’14 received the Young Alumni Achievement Award. Read more

Rebecca Charbonneau ’16 earned the 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Read more

February, 2018. Professor of Art Dana Hargrove's work was featured in Geoform.net, an online scholarly resource and curatorial project whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art. Check out Dana's Geoform.net profile!

Future Past: Experiments in Photography featured work by Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe at Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC. Read more (pdf)

Leah Sandler ’14 coordinated her first major event as cultural arts coordinator at the Roth Family JCC. Read more

January, 2018. Assistant Professor of Art History MacKenzie Moon Ryan's Intersession students visited seminal art institutions around Orlando, soaking up everything from sculptures and painting to installations and public arts spaces. Read more

Professor of Art Dana Hargrove was featured in Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection- Myth/Reality.

December, 2017. This year's theme for the 3-D Foundations 500 Kinetic Sculpture Race was food in the style of a famous artist or art movement. The "Salvador Dali Pizza Oven" took best sculpture, while the "Pop Art Sushi Bento Box" pulled out an exciting first place! Check out the photos and video!

Be More Than Entranced featured work by Rollins senior art students Tara Gallagher, Mallory Griffith, Brianne Lint, and Emily Richards, at the Cornell Fine Arts Center. Read the Sandspur article

November, 2017. Art in Odd Places, a nontraditional experience of performance art and interactive projects, was co-curated by Rollins professors Julian Chablis and Rachel Simmons. Read the article in Interior Appeal, Fall 2017

October, 2017. Hannibal Square - An Archive featured work by Rollins students enrolled in the rFLA course Introduction to Photography: Technique, Form and Content (Fall 2016) at the Cornell Fine Arts Center.

September, 2017. Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe's work was featured in Memories of Underdevelopment at Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando.

Rollins professors were featured in Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science (September 29 – December 31, 2017), and Steady Observation: The Intersection of Scientific Inquiry, Art, and Life (September 29 - December 31, 2017)

August, 2017. Orlando Weekly named Professor of Art Dana Hargrove the Best Young Artist Putting Orlando on the Map in its 2017 Best of Orlando awards. Read more

May, 2017. Professor of Art Dana Hargrove was one of ten artists featured in the Orlando Museum of Art’s 2017Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition. The exhibition ran from June 2 - August 20, 2017. Read more

April, 2017. mortar featured work from graduating studio art majors Claire Block, Jose Gonzalez, Elise Hickman, and Abbey Toshie, and ran from April 15 – May 14, 2017, at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

J. Paul Getty Trust Blog The Iris featured new research on architecture of Renaissance hospitals by Danielle Abdon '12 as part of her graduate internship at the Getty this year. Read more

Students from Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe's Introduction to Video Art class held an impromptu video art exhibition on April 26 in the Cornell Fine Arts Center. Read more (pdf)

Meredith Ewen '19 (Studio Art with a double minor in SWAG and Art History) received Campus Compact’s 2017 Newman Civic Fellowship, which recognizes and supports students committed to achieving social change. Read more

March, 2017. Professor of Art Rachel Simmons is teaching an independent study that offers an in-depth exploration of printmaking and the various forms of artistic expression it enables. Read more

February, 2017. Benjamin D. Rinehart's Artist's Talk at Cornell Fine Arts Museum on February 21, 2017 was followed by a reception and exhibition of Benjamin's work in the Cornell Fine Arts Center Room 103.

November, 2016. Now Arriving :Ommission: Junction Senior Studio Exhibition featured work by Rollins senior art students Elise Bellamy Hickman, Claire Block, Lis Carter, José Gonzalez, Abbey Toshie, and Lisa Worley at the Cornell Fine Arts Center. The exhibition ran from November 17 - December 7, 2016.

Associate Professor of Art Joshua Almond's 3D Foundations art class prepared a unique presentation for the Dia de los Muertos celebration. Read more

August, 2016. Hannibal Square - An Archive featured work by Rollins students enrolled in the fFLA course Introduction to Photography: Technique, Form and Content.

Professor of Art Dana Hargrove’s work was featured in the international August 2016 Issue of Fresh Paint Magazine.

June, 2016. Bonner Leader Meredith Ewen ’19 makes the artistic experience more inclusive for students with special needs — starting with imagination and some squishy paint! Read more

Associate Professor Emeritus of Art, Ron Larned goes behind the scenes of the making of Rollins’ Presidential Medallion.

Personal Space featured work by Adjunct Professor of Art Rose Casterline at Anita S. Wooten Gallery Valencia College East Campus, Orlando, FL. The exhibition ran from June 10 - July 29, 2016.

May, 2016. a thing re | sembling a win • dow featured work by Professor of Art Dana Hargrove and was curated by Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe. The exhibition ran from May 20 - June 25, 2016.

Florida Prize in Contemporary Art featured work by Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe at the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL. The exhibition ran from May 13 - August 14, 2016.

April, 2016. Snap! ‘Constructed Abstractions’ Group Exhibition featured work by Professor of Art Dana Hargrove at Snap! Downtown, Orlando, FL. The exhibition ran from April 29 - June 20, 2016.

CFAM featured new or recent work by Rollins faculty artists Joshua Almond, Rose Casterline, Dana Hargrove, Dawn Roe, and Rachel Simmons in the 2016 Rollins Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition ran from April 16 – May 15, 2016.

Unabbreviated featured works by graduating studio art majors Jasmine Agosti, Caroline Arrigoni, Jacob Bailes, Gabe Colón, Kathrine Harvard, Danae Nunez, Lucinda Rex, and William Young III, and ran from April 16 – May 8, 2016, at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

March, 2016. Transference featured work by Rollins faculty Rachel Simmons and Dawn Roe at Galloway Community Center Gallery, Winter Park Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce 151 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL. The exhibition ran from March 7 - April 2016.

January, 2016. The Encounter: Baalu Girma and Zora Neale Hurston Exhibition featured recent work by Professor of Art Rachel Simmons at UCF Art Gallery, Orlando, FL. The exhibition ran from January 11 - February 18, 2016.

November, 2015. Contemporary and Historic Landscapes at the Maitland Art Center featured photographs from Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe's project Goldfields.

Semblance: Fall Senior Art Exhibition featured work by nine Rollins senior art students at the Cornell Fine Arts Center. Read the Sandspur review

October, 2015. Connecting with their inner spirit animals, first-year students took a creative, hands-on approach to learning the foundations of a time-honored art form. Read more

September, 2015. Former art history major Moriah Russo ’13 joined Rollins College’s Constitution Day panel. Read more

May, 2015. Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe received the McKean Grant Award for a Collaborative Art Project. Read more

April, 2015. Women and Abstraction featured artworks by alumna Jane Manus ‘73 and Associate Professor of Art Dana Hargrove. The exhibition at CFAM ran from April 18 - August 2, 2015. Rollins Art History students Morgan Metzger ’15, Nicole Yatsenick ’15, Rebecca Diaz-Arrastia ’15, Josie Monnick ’16, Cassandra Hoffer ’16, and Meghan Beck ’17 from Assistant Professor of Art History MacKenzie Moon Ryan's History and Theory of Museums class provided the didactics and audio guide stops, as well as gallery tours in support of the exhibition.

re:constructions featured works by graduating studio art majors Haley Brown, Andrea D'Alfonso, Betsy Johnson, David Matteson, and Sebastian Walker, and ran from April 18 - May 10, 2015, at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

Studio art major, Andrea D'Alfonso '15, received the Rollins College Student Employee of the Year Award

The Office of Alumni Relations hosted the careers panel Backpacks to Briefcases: Visual & Performing Arts which featured alumni who majored in Art History, Studio Art, Theatre Arts and Music.

March, 2015. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Department of Art and Art History co-hosted the careers panel Envisioning Your Future: Careers Across the Visual Arts at the Museum. Read more (pdf)

Students in Associate Professor of Art Dana Hargrove’s classes Painting I & II try their hands at painting the human form, using a live nude model for inspiration. Read more

February, 2015. Maya Lin, the world-renowned artist and designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, discussed inspiration and her new exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. Read more

January, 2015. Terrain featured work by Rollins faculty Adam Farcus, Dana Hargrove and Rachel Simmons at Winter Park Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce 151 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL. The exhibition ran from January 30 - February 28, 2015.

Tethered Narratives featured work by Rollins Adjunct Professor of Art Rose Casterline at J Costello Gallery, Hilton Head, SC. The exhibition ran from January 22 - March 15, 2015.

Associate Professor of Art History Kim Dennis recognized for exemplary teaching, research, and service with a Cornell Distinguished Faculty Award. Read more

Rollins students from the Class of 2018 curated an exhibition of Kara Walker prints at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Read more

Professor of Art Rachel Simmons’ most recent work creates a forceful visual representation of Nambia’s current discontent and its desire to present a unified national identity. Read more

December, 2014. Professor of Art History Susan Libby’s new book on 19th-century art reveals the impact images have on race relations today. Read more

The Sandspur partnered with Professor of Art Rachel Simmons’ ART 232/332: Visual Journal I/II class to showcase the efforts of students working on a semester-long art project. Read more

November, 2014. Recursion: Fall Senior Art Exhibition featured work by five Rollins senior art students at the Winter Park Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce 151 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL. The exhibition ran from November 18 - December 1, 2014.

Arts on Douglas announced a new alt_space exhibition Right to Roam which featured work by Associate Professor of Art Dana Hargrove. The exhibition ran from November 1 - December 13, 2014.

Ephemeral: A Survey Of Artwork Past And Present featured work by past and present Rollins students at the Winter Park Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce 151 Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL. The exhibition ran from October 20 - November 20, 2014.

Centre Gallery at University of South Florida announced a new exhibition We go to bed, but we don't sleep too hard featuring work by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Adam Farcus. The exhibition ran from November 3 - 14, 2014.

September, 2014. Associate Professor of Art Dawn Roe turns runway construction at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport into photographic and video art. Read more

August, 2014. Professor of Art Rachel Simmons Received United Arts of Central Florida Grant. Read more

June, 2014. Rollins studio art alum Tom Hirschmann ’07 ’11MBA sees big business in small remote-controlled aerial cameras. Read More

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