Mandeville Gallery to Open Exhibit Depicting Mid-19th Century Missionary and Teaching Lifestyles in Alaska
SCHENECTADY – The Mandeville Gallery, starting on January 29th and running until June 12th, will feature a new exhibition comprised of works by artists Gina Adams, Merritt Johnson, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs. Adams, Johnson, and Kelliher-Combs draw on history, cultural traditions, and archives, along with a strong belief in seeking alternative narratives, to create artworks that exist as a record of unconsidered perspectives and often unrecognized pasts.
For this exhibition, these artists were asked to create artwork in response to a collection of archival materials held in the college archives, which details the life of missionary and the first General Agent of Education for the territory of Alaska, Sheldon Jackson (Union College Class of 1855). The resulting artworks are featured alongside additional pieces by the three artists.
Located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial, The Mandeville Gallery is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm. All visitors to campus must wear surgical/ N95/ KN95/ KF94 masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, http://muse.union.edu/mandeville/
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