From a fine arts gallery to the library, Haverford has many venues where students and the community can enjoy art.
Located in the Whitehead Campus Center, the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery provides a simple yet elegant environment for the display of works in any medium. The room is furnished with natural materials throughout: slate floors, exposed concrete ceilings, and movable wall partitions. This state-of-the-art facility enhances Haverford College’s ability to present outstanding art in an academic venue to the College community and to the public.
Located in Stokes Hall room 102, the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities’ Seminar Room is a technology-equipped classroom and gallery space. The room’s multi-purpose usage and technological adaptability make it particularly adept at presenting artwork that connects directly to the curriculum. The room’s carpeted floors, drop ceiling, and fabric-covered walls make for an intimate and inviting space for the contemplation of exhibits.
The Sharpless Gallery is located in Magill Library, Haverford’s open-stack library. A wide variety of exhibits are shown, including work by Haverford alumni, and rare works from the private collections of alumni. Many exhibits contain works from Haverford’s extensive Special Collections – the photography collection contains approximately 5,000 images created by more than 200 artists.
The Atrium Gallery is located in the Marshall Fine Arts Center. The Marshall Fine Arts Center consists of classrooms for painting/drawing and photography and is equipped for creating oil/acrylic painting, mixed media work, and work on paper. The photography facilities are composed of black/white darkrooms and are outfitted with the latest enlargers and a 26-inch roller processor for printing color.
The Alcove Gallery, Magill Library
#2 on Campus Map
Around the corner from the Sharpless Gallery is the Alcove Gallery, which is set aside for exhibits sponsored by the Library, most of which are by faculty and classes from the Fine Arts Department.
The Drop Shot Space
Old Squash Court #1 Under Ryan Gym, #4 on Campus Map
Drop Shot is at once a physical art space in an abandoned squash court and a collection of individuals, bound by a common interest in aesthetic practice. Borne out of a need for a more flexible gallery and performance venue on Haverford College’s campus, Drop Shot embodies a multi-disciplinary approach to artmaking and critical discourse.