Hicks Art Center Gallery

Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Arts Department and as an important educational and cultural resource for the community. The Gallery is located in Hicks Art Center, the locus of the College's Arts Department.‌

Recherché Revisited

January 18 – March 10, 2017

Artist panel with James Brantley, Donald E. Camp and Syd Carpenter: Wednesday, February 1, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Grupp Hall, room 257

Gallery reception:  Wednesday, February 1, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Curator’s talk at 6:15 p.m.

When her Philadelphia gallery was praised for "affirmative action" for showing African-American artists, Sande Webster was astonished. She had selected the artists – painters, sculptors, printmakers and photographers – for the quality of their work, not the color of their skin. In 1984 she formed a group called "Recherché", a French word meaning choice, rare, much sought-after. The work was of such originality and quality that it was exhibited from Philadelphia to New York, Hampton, Dallas and Atlanta to Copenhagen, Denmark, Bahia, Brazil. This show revisits the art and artists more than a quarter of a century later.

Please note the gallery will be closing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 1/18

Gallery hours:
Monday & Friday, 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon

Closed all college holidays

Free and open to the public. For more information, call 215-968-8425.