Joyce Tenneson

Flowers, Portraits, Landscapes

May 18, 2018 - September 1, 2018

Joyce Tenneson (b. 1945) has become one of the leading photographers of her generation. Working with large format cameras, she creates still-lifes, portraits, and landscapes that evoke a classic stillness and composure.

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Re-Riding History

From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay

June 1, 2018 - October 20, 2018

RE-RIDING HISTORY reflects on what was to become the prequel to the Carlisle Indian School—the incarceration and mandatory acculturation of seventy-two Plains Indians at Fort Marion (St. Augustine, 1875–1878). For this exhibition, curators Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye, and John Hitchcock commissioned works by seventy-two Native American and non-Native artists to make works on paper that consider the experiences of the warriors held at Fort Marion under the command of Lt. Richard Pratt (founder of the Carlisle Indian School). The works share the same dimensions and paper as the historic ledger drawings made by, and convey experiences of, the Indians at the fort.

For additional information, consult the exhibition website RE-RIDING HISTORY. 

RE-RIDING HISTORY is part of the Carlisle Indian School Centennial Commemoration, which focuses on the closing of the Carlisle Inidan School (1879–1919) a century ago.

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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.

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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.”

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