Exhibitions

The Demuth Museum features a rotation of exhibitions for our visitorship expanding on the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth and his contemporaries. Please note the days between scheduled exhibitions as days the museum will be closed for the installation of the new exhibit. The Demuth Museum is also closed to the public for the month of January.

A New Perspective: Selections from the Permenant Collection

September 8 - November 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6-8 pm

This exhibition draws from the rich collection of the Lancaster Museum of Art. Linda Weidman, current chair of the Exhibitions, Collections and Acquisitions Committee invited her longtime friend Thomas Hills Cook to join her in selecting the work featured in this exhibition. In order to broaden the scope of the project, the two invited community leaders, collectors, museum staff and supporters to comment on select pieces. Work by artists such as David Brumbach, Charles X. Carlson, Constantine Kermes, Luigi Rist, and many more will be on display.

Charles Demuth: Definitively Modern Part II

September 8 - November 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 - 8 pm

This exhibition focuses on the Demuth Museum's collection of original art by Charles Demuth, now the largest in the world with 52 works of art as well as it is the largest repository of original archival material on the artist. The second part of this exhibition will feature highlights from the collection and focus on Demuth's extraordinary minimal use of line in order to render his subject matter.

56th Annual Community Art Exhibition

July 7 - August 26, 2018
This exhibition celebrates the vast amount of artistic talent found throughout Lancaster County. Artworks by over 100 local artists were entered this year including photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, carved wood and mixed media. Each artwork entered is eligible for First, Second, and Third Place Awards, which are determined by this year's guest juror, James Carroll.

Charles Demuth: Definitively Modern

June 2 - September 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-8 pm

This exhibition and accompanying catalog focus on the Demuth Museum's collection of original art by Charles Demuth. The collection is now the largest in the world with 52 works of art as well as it is the largest repository of original archival material on the artist. The exhibit will feature highlights from the collection, where his primary subject matter was the city of Lancaster and his mother's garden.

The Art of the Big Print: Master Lancaster Printmakers

April 13 - July 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8 pm

This exhibition focuses on the art of printmaking and the bevy of talented local artists here in Lancaster and features six master printmakers that live and work locally. All of these artists will create relief prints that are 30 x 40 inches on a piece of Baltic Birch wood. The artists participating are; Milt Friedly, Jeff Geib, Matthew Lawrence, Robert Patierno, Gene Shaw, and Brant Schuller.

Master Printmaker Bios

Jeff Geib received his BFA from Millersville University and is known for his superb draftsmanship skills. Geib has taught at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and is currently an adjunct professor at Elizabethtown College. Geib holds weekly drawing sessions with models in his studio and is a member of the Echo Valley Art Association. He notes about drawing, "...is the most transparent of the arts, unabashedly displaying the history of its own making, more so than any other object."

His work has been shown at the Demuth Museum, Lancaster Museum of Art, and Geib is represented locally by Lancaster Galleries. Geib's drawings and prints can be found in many private collections as well as the collection of Lancaster General Hospital and the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences art collection owns one of his installation drawings.

Milt Friedly is currently a professor at Elizabeth Town College. Friedly's work is held in a number of public and private collections. His work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Montana, the Nicolayson Art Museum in Wyoming, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in Texas.
Milt has won numerous awards most recently at the 45th Annual Juried Show at the Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery and the Maya Schock Award for Sculpture at the Susquehanna Art Museum at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.

Matthew Lawrence, a lead art teacher at J.P. McCaskey high school, earned an undergraduate degree in art from Brighton University in the United Kingdom and then a master's in printmaking from Temple University in 1990. Lawrence received an NEA grant for print making early in his career and was the printer for the Newswanger father and son team. After a decade of focusing on printmaking, Lawrence shifted his attention to creating paintings that are conglomerations of found objects, glitter and paint. He began to exhibit at Gallery Neptune in Bethesda, MD and took on the pseudonym "Glitter Fingers." These mixed media paintings became extremely popular, but after a decade of that work, Lawrence shifted his practice again. He now works in a range of media; painting, printmaking, and mixed media with a focus on color, shape, and line. Additionally, he has branched out to take his art work onto the human body with tattoo art, while still practicing in more conventional media.

Robert Patierno is an internationally renowned printmaker, draftsman and painter whose works have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the United States. Patierno was a Founder of the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, starting the school with other faculty in 1983 and developing the Fine Arts Department where he was Chair for a decade. Currently, Patierno is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College.

Patierno's prints, paintings and drawings reside in the permanent collections of the Frans Masereel Centrum Pour Grafiks, Kasterlee, in Belgium, the Erie Art Museum, and the Lancaster Museum of Art.

Brant Schuller received his BFA Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from Pennsylvania State University. A Printmaking professor at Millersville University, Schuller has had multiple residencies at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium where he made prints that are included in the permanent collection of the Royal Art Museum in Antwerp. Other collections that hold Schuller's work are the New York Public Library, The Museum of Modern Art / Franklin Furnace Artist's Book Archive in New York, The Joan Flasch Artist's Book Archive in Chicago, Visual Studies Workshop Media Archive in New York, and many universities.
Schuller also trained in Moku Hanga at the Nagasawa Art Park Residency in Japan.

Gene Shaw received a Fine Arts Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he studied under the premier printmaker Morris Blackburn and later ran the printmaking studio. While at PAFA, he received numerous awards, prizes, and grants, including the J. Henry Scheidt European Traveling Scholarship (1971), the Wilson Woodrow Graphics prize (1969, 1970, 1971), and the Klein grant (1969, 1970). He then received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Philadelphia College of Art before moving to Lancaster where Shaw has found success as both a woodworker and a printmaker.

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Printmaking through History: Artist Prints

April 13 - May 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8 pm

This exhibition focuses on the history of printmaking and helps viewers to understand the four main forms of printmaking beginning with an etching by Rembrandt, a Picasso woodcut, a Man Ray lithograph and a Robert Indiana screen print. In addition, the exhibit will include works by local artists such as Barbara Whipple, the Newswangers, David Snyder and Luigi Rist.

Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibitions

Scholastics and LCYA
March 3 - 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-8 p.m.

Hundreds of artworks from Lancaster County students participating in two artistic competitions, Scholastics and Lancaster County Young Artists, will be on view at the Demuth Museum and Lancaster Museum of Art. These competitions open to junior and senior high school students celebrate the wealth of artistic talent found in the students of Lancaster County. We also would like to thank all of the art teachers throughout the county that help to nurture these young artist's talents.

Dancing the Can-Can: Charles Demuth in Paris

Annual Demuth Invitational Exhibition
February 3 - 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-8 p.m.


The Demuth Museum's first exhibition of 2018 will be our annual Invitational, showcasing the work of over thirty contemporary artists from Lancaster and the surrounding region who have been invited to exhibit new works based on a given theme.

The theme this year comes from the museum's newest acquisition, Can-Can Dancers by Charles Demuth. This year's Invitational challenges participating artists to create a work of art using this exciting new Charles Demuth drawing as inspiration.

A Moment in Time: Portraits of Lancaster's Visual Artists

February 3 - 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-8pm

Lancaster Museum of Art is pleased to announce its exhibition, A Moment in Time: Portraits of Lancaster's Visual Artists on view from February 2 through February 25, 2018. This exhibit consists of portraits of Lancaster's extraordinary group of practicing visual artist that were captured during the occasion of the Governor's Arts Awards held in Lancaster late this October.

Our very own Christine Welch and Eric Weeks, former department chair and current chair of photography at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, captured portraits of the wide-ranging group of practicing visual artists who live and work in Lancaster County. These portraits will be exhibited in celebration of the talented artists of Lancaster County.

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