Upcoming Art Exhibits in Lancaster, PA
With fall just around the corner and the beautiful colors of tfoliage, gourds, and pumpkins all around us, why not take some time to check out some beautiful artwork as well. Our vibrant downtown is the perfect place to admire arts and crafts amidst your leef-peeping adventures. Lancaster has a thriving creative scene, bursting with artists and makers all over the county. If you haven’t been to Lancaster and aren’t sure where to begin check out our guide for “Getting to know Gallery Row” as well as these upcoming exhibits.
Fall 2019 Exhibits:
Born in Lancaster, PA Charles Demuth is one of our local celebrities. Known for his avant-garde style and the contributions he made to the Precisionist art movement, Demuth often painted scenes inspired by his life in Lancaster and the view of the garden outside his window of the studio in his home (which is where the museum is today). While the museum holds a collection of permanent works by the artist, it also hosts a number of changing collections and events:
Return of Sunnyside Wall : Off the Wall | Now - September 29
For the second time, the original Sunnyside Mural will be on display at the Demuth Museum in its entirety. The mural was create in 1930 at the height of prohibition in the United States by a group of artists and friends including Charles Demuth. (Originally this mural adored the Stauffer Family Sunnyside Farm in Gap, PA.) The mural depicts the journey of a young Amish culture through life and the colorfully named towns in the area surrounding the farm.
Demuth Walking Tour | September 8 & October 13, 3:00- 4:30 PM
Follow a Demuth Museum volunteer on a walking tour which follows the route of Charles Demuth’s evening stroll. This one-mile your will make ten stops at locations significant to Demuth along the way where the group with discuss different facets of Charles’ life, point of views and inspirations for some of his paintings, and introduce some people who helped shape his life.
Henry Libhart: Ravishing Realism | September 7 - November 10
This exhibition will explore the life and work of Lancaster County artist Henry Libhart, known for his trompe l’oeil still life paintings in oil and water color. Libhear mastered the art of realism through his artist career. Over 40 pieces of his work will be on display.
21st Auction for Artists and Collectors | November 8
At this annual auction, the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art will be auctioning off original artworks by renown local and national artists at the Imperial Ball Room at the Holiday Inn.
Lancaster Museum of Art-
Founded in 1965, the Lancaster Museum of Art acts as a source of culture and education for the County presenting exhibitions as diverse as the community which they serve.
PA Watercolor Society’s 40th International Juried Exhibition | Now - October 26
The Lancaster Museum of Art is pleased to host the Pennsylvania Water Color Society’s 40th International Juried Exhibition. 100 works of art will be on display selected by Judge John T. Salminen.
The Artisans Gallery showcases the work of regional artists including both 2 and 3 dimensional works. Artists and work featured in this gallery often rotate, so even if you have been before this is probably something new that you haven’t seen yet.
A very well-known gallery in Lancaster, CityFolk hosts art exhibits of renowned artists and rising national artists, allowing the local community to experience and purchase the work of visiting artists which they change out regularly.
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design-
PCA&D is central PA’s only non-profit, professional art college. Their Main Gallery features lively, thought-provoking and ambitious exhibits that showcase work by regionally and nationally known artists. In addition to exhibits, they often host artist talks as well.
James Brook exhibition Extra Mundane | Now - September 15
Brook celebrates the extraordinary in the everyday, drawing upon the visual elements of a television newsfeed, the composition of common readymade household objects, and the canvas of children’s drawings. Extra Mundane features work created in response to an unexplained phenomenon experienced by 62 schoolchildren in Zimbabwe. This mass witnessing of a silver oval craft landing near their playground and their subsequent drawings were an inspiration for Brook’s own interest in the supernatural. On Friday September 6, the public is invited to attended a 10 AM Gallery Lecture with the artist in the PCA&D Atrium.
Phillips Museum of Art-
Located at Franklin & Marshall College, the Phillips Museum exhibits highlights from the museum’s extensive permanent collection of diverse, contemporary artists.
Nissley Gallery: Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection
The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College is pleased to present a major reinstallation of its Nissley Gallery, showcasing works from our renowned collection. The museum’s permanent collection gallery is named in honor of Tom Nissley ’55, a F&M alumnus who generously provided funding for our permanent collection gallery. Featuring over one hundred works, the exhibition is a broad sampling from the museum’s various core collections and includes pre-Columbian, African and Japanese objects, regionally created furniture, fiber arts and crafts, as well as paintings, sculptures, works on paper and glass created from the 1800s to present day.
Red Raven Art Company-
Offering a diverse array of artists styles, Red Raven Art Company exhibits works of local and regional artists that change monthly.
Artists Studio and Gallery at Annex 24-
This independent art gallery changes their exhibits every month. Exhibits often highlight local, national and international artists. In addition to their displays, they also offer and artisan studio and maker’s space as well as classes and workshops.
To learn more about upcoming shows, events, or galleries in Lancaster, PA check out the Lancaster City Art Galleries page.