Shan Goshorn

Resisting the Mission

September 7, 2018 - February 2, 2019

RESISTING THE MISSION is an exhibition of contemporary baskets by Shan Goshorn, who infused her designs with text and imagery that address issues central to the Native American experience. This selection of works by Goshorn focuses on the Carlisle Indian School, including a remarkable fourteen-basket set entitled Resisting the Mission; Filling the Silence made especially for this exhibition. Additional works are on loan from museums and private collections, including Educational Genocide, a basket that masterfully weaves together words and images from the children who attended the school.


Shan Goshorn (1957–2018)

On December 1, 2018, Shan Goshorn passed away at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The staff of The Trout Gallery and members of the Dickinson College community offers condolences to her friends and family.

New York Times


An Exhibition Exploring Guns in Our Culture

November 2, 2018 - February 16, 2019

UNLOADED is a multi-media, group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States. Curated by Susanne Slavick (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh), the exhibition presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture. Works by twenty-two artists examine, according to Slavick, “the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies, suicide rates, individual and mass murder, domestic violence, and the militarization of civilian life.”