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.

Printmaking Through History: Artist Prints

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

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

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.

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.

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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