Past Exhibitions: 2015

Cherished Friends and Intimate Spaces, the Annual Invitational Exhibition

On View: February 7 - March 1, 2015

This year's Invitational includes new works from over thirty-five contemporary artists from Lancaster and the surrounding region. The theme is based on the many times Charles Demuth captured a gathering of his close friends in watercolor or sketches.

Scholastic Art Awards

On View: March 7 - April 12, 2015

Scholastics is the first level of a national art competition. Exceptional works of art are submitted by hundreds of students to be judged first at the regional level here in Lancaster, with winning works moving on to the national competition. Works winning Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mention are on display in this exhibition.

Ben Herr: Condemned to Freedom

On View: April 25 - June 21, 2015

The Demuth Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Art will host a special retrospective exhibition focusing on Lancaster's own Ben Herr. Unique examples of Herr's work spanning his entire oeuvre are featured; from his teenage days in Lancaster through his time at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Art, which was a hotbed of Abstract Expressionist artists to pictures completed in January 2015. This expansive retrospective allows for the first time a complete understanding of Herr's work.

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Demuth on the Mad Cape - Cape Cod

On View: June 27 - August 30, 2015

This exhibition explores artwork created by Charles Demuth during his summer stays in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Scenes of the bay, the beach and sailboats, as well as the architecture of houses, rooftops and local landmarks inspired Demuth's masterful watercolors of this artist colony.

Market Daze: Central Market in the '70s

On View: September 5 - 27, 2015

The Demuth Museum is pleased to present Gail Gray's pencil drawings of people in Lancaster's Central Market in the early seventies. This group of drawings captures a wonderful moment in time of this beloved city icon. A bustling hub of downtown activity continues to this day to thrive as a lively farmer's market. While stand holders change and the type of food and goods offered evolve over time, there are still many of the same stands and stand holders in 2015 as there were forty years ago.

John Weaver: A Morning Walk

October 3 - November 29, 2015

This exhibit featured the work of John Weaver, a Lancaster County native. Each day, Weaver sets out on an early morning walk armed only with canvas, paint box and brushes and creates a picture on 5 x 7 canvas. The exhibition also included examples of Weaver's use of the iPad brushes app, as well as ink drawings the artist created while on his morning walks.

14th Annual Art in a Box

December 6 - 27, 2015

This annual exhibit features student artworks from schools participating in the Demuth's education program, Art in a Box, which teaches these aspiring artists about Demuth's pioneering artwork and life in Lancaster. Over 115 student artworks will be on view.

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