Caitlin Howard

Arts and Entertainment Editor


The Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery will be reopening this year after being closed due to COVID-19.

The gallery will reopen on September 9 with the presentation of KSC painting and drawing assistant professor Emily Lambert’s exhibition titled “Mobilizing the Landscape.” The work of 14 different artists will be on display and will include several art mediums, including video, sculptures and paintings. It will be open through December 17.

In addition to Lambert’s exhibit, the David E. White Children’s Illustration Collection will be on display starting October 2. These pieces were formally on display in Rhodes Hall, but will be moved to the Thorne Art Gallery and made into an exhibit. 

We took [the art] all off the wall, we’re taking them out of the frames, we’re making a catalog for them, we’re putting them all in an archival system… and students will have access to that,” Paul McMullan, director of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, said. “And then we’re redoing Rhodes Hall too.”

Although the gallery lost some community volunteers after the pandemic, McMullan hopes to return to normal operations. “We’re going to try to get up and get running back to normal best we can, you know, get the shows going, get the receptions going,” McMullan said. “We’re just trying to get it back up and running the way it used to be.”

McMullan is looking forward to welcoming the Keene community back after almost two years. “We did a high school reception, just right when COVID hit and we must have 400 people in here. It was really great,” McMullan said. “I’m looking forward to the students [and] work studies just being part of the community again.”


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