M. Lukehart, Director
Stephanie Keifer, Administrative assistant
Susan Curzi, Secretary
Martha Metz, Senior Outreach Educator
Wendy Pires, Outreach Educator
Dwayne Franklin, Registrar, Preparator, Web Designer
Sherron Biddle, Associate Registrar
Ann Martin, Gallery Attendant
Trout Gallery is, at once, an educational branch of Dickinson
College and a Fine Arts museum for the
Its public lectures, symposia, and community outreach
programs are targeted to area school children, senior citizens,
and others. In
addition, the Gallery preserves, protects, and expands--through
donation and purchase--the artistic legacy of the College.
from Official Document"
Dickinson College Catalogue (1999)
"The Trout Gallery is a
bi-level exhibition facility located in the Emil R. Weiss Center
for the Arts. Along
with housing the College's permanent collections of art--which
range in time from Classical Greece to the 20th century--The
Trout Gallery maintains a varied and frequently changing
exhibition schedule of historical, contemporary, and
Founded in 1983, the Gallery
serves the College community as an interdisciplinary resource
for studio art, art history, modern languages, international
studies, and classical archaeology courses.
For example, an exhibition of Tibetan art was held in
conjunction with an all-campus celebration of Tibet, including a
folk opera, the construction of a Sand Mandala, an exhibition of
Tibetan Tantric art, and a series of lectures by invited guests
and faculty. At the
same time, the religion department offered courses on Tibetan
religion and culture. Such
events also fulfill the College's mission to provide
diversified, multicultural programs.
Within the Fine Arts
Department, the Gallery offers advanced art history majors the
yearly opportunity to curate an exhibition of objects from the
College's collections. Furthermore, students in the studio program mount a juried
show of their work each spring.
Internships in the Gallery are offered to superior Fine
Arts majors during their senior year.
The Gallery thereby offers the unusual opportunity for
undergraduates to undertake research on and have direct contact
with original works of art.
The community outreach
coordinators, in consultation with the Gallery Director,
maintain contact with community constituencies and develop
coordinated curricula with area teachers, administrators, and
program organizers. In
this way, we seek to build partnerships with local teachers and
parents so that the Gallery can be integrated into the learning
experience of students in public, private, and home schools.
The Gallery provides similar services to local GED
programs, colleges, and community organizations.
Finally, the Gallery plays an
important role as custodian of the College’s historic
collections of art and artifacts.
On one hand, the Gallery oversees the care, conservation,
and housing of the objects.
On the other, it advocates the study, display, and
interpretation of those objects."