Luce Gallery exhibitions

The Peter Paul Luce Gallery is located in McWethy Hall, 809 First Street SW, directly across from the Thomas Commons on the Cornell College campus. The gallery exhibits artwork by regional and nationally known artists, as well as the work of Cornell College senior art majors in April and May.

A generous endowment from the Henry Luce Foundation allows us to bring in visiting artists for gallery talks, lectures, and workshops.

Luce Gallery schedule

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell: "Scodella da Impagliata"
Sept. 17–Oct. 22
Reception: Sept. 23, 3–5 p.m.
Lecture by Biondo-Gemmell: Oct. 12, 11:15 a.m. in McWethy 222

“Scodella da Impagliata” is a ceramic art exhibition of new work by Associate Professor of Art Susannah Biondo-Gemmell. In this show, Biondo-Gemmell reconsiders the Renaissance “childbirth vessel.” Ceramic sculptures based on the historical, five-piece forms recorded by craftsman Piccolpasso are used as canvases to explore the maternal narrative. Historical imagery is paired with contemporary text in order to draw similarities and differences between childbirth experiences across time periods, including areas such as fertility, pregnancy, birth, and early child rearing.

Mike Sebastian: Senior Show
Dec. 1-17, 2017
Opening Reception Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m.

Paintings: Michael Hedges and Cole Pierce ’00
Jan. 21-March 4, 2018
Artist’s Reception Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m.

Chicago painters Michael Hedges and Cole Pierce ’00 paint large-scale images based in abstraction. Hedge’s gestural approach and bold use of color coincides and contrasts amiably with Pierce’s whimsical and thoughtful play on geometric patterns creating a painterly feast for their audience.

Senior Shows
April 1-April 11
April 15-April 25

Luce Gallery hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sundays: 2-4 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.
(Closed during the summer months of June through August.)

Luce Gallery coordinator:

Susan Coleman

Display your art:

Submitting proposals for exhibitions at Cornell


Cole Library and Thomas Commons exhibits

Admission is free to these shows. The Thomas Commons is open 6 a.m. to 12 midnight when school is in session. Cole Library hours are online.

Cole Library Gallery

Aug. 21-Oct. 20: Karel Appel Lithos, a gift of Dorothy Lincoln-Smith ’58
Reception: Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m.

Oct. 30-Dec. 20: Art from Biondo-Gemmell’s Utilitarian Ceramics course

Jan. 15-March 7: Art from Biondo-Gemmell’s 3-D Studio Basics course

March 19-April 11: Art from Porter’s 3-D Studio Basics course

April 16-May 9: Senior Thesis exhibition

Hall-Perrine Gallery, Thomas Commons

Aug. 25-Nov. 20: Jeff McNutt

Nov. 27-Dec. 20: Art from Plaut’s Drawing course

Jan. 15-March 7: Art from Plaut’s Painting course

March 19-April 11: “Mexican Painted Churches,” photographs by Carolyn Brown ’58

April 16-May 9: Senior Thesis exhibition

Zamora’s Gallery Space, Thomas Commons

Aug. 28-Oct. 23: Laurie Zaiger, mixed media

Oct. 30-Nov. 22: Art from Dyas’ Studio Basics course

Nov. 27-Feb. 7: Art from Dyas’ Photo 1 course

Feb. 12-April 11: Art from Plaut’s Collage & Assemblage course

April 16-May 9: Senior Thesis exhibition

Display your art:

Submitting proposals for exhibitions at Cornell