March 2023 is an exceptional month to view fine art from our community. Faculty and alumni artwork—in oil, sculptures, sketches and watercolor—explore diverse topics and facets of the human experience. Here is your guide to inspiring works of art around the Adelphi campus—as well as online.
2023 Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition, Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Art Gallery, Ruth S. Harley University Center
A group exhibition featuring the work of faculty from the Adelphi Department of Art and Art History. This exhibition includes the diverse range of media and conceptual approaches taken by the faculty in their personal artistic practice.
- Kellyann Monaghan, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History
- Carson Fox, professor of art and art history
- Christopher Saucedo, professor of art and art history
- Cindy Maguire, PhD, professor of communications
- David Pierce, assistant professor of art and art history
- Robyn Cooper ‘09, adjunct faculty, art and art history
- Melanie Delach ‘17, adjunct faculty, general education
- Allison Rufrano ‘96, adjunct faculty, art and art history
- Brittany Baldwin ‘13, adjunct faculty, art and art history
- Emma Wasielke, adjunct faculty, art and art history
- Jaizi Abedania, adjunct faculty, art and art history
- Cheryl Molnar, adjunct faculty, graphic design
- Pamela Koehler, MA ‘02, adjunct faculty, art and art history
The exhibition runs until April 1 and there will be a public reception on March 22.
Robert Cronbach: Abroad, Swirbul Library Gallery
Adelphi University is proud to present Robert Cronbach: Abroad, an exhibition of plein air drawings by the artist while serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II. These quick sketches were made during his time at sea and include portraits of fellow service members, civilians and the ship interiors. This work is a document of the artist’s experience and serves as an interesting contrast to our current era of instant and abundant photo documentation. Cronbach’s drawings do offer some objective details offered by photography, but provide an additional subjective emotional experience which is poetically communicated through the artist’s gesture and style. Through drawing, the artist is able to provide for a more immersive and humanist depiction of his experience than he ever could with a camera.
Cronbach was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and studied sculpture at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1930, he worked as an assistant to the sculptor Paul Manship. His commissions included sculptures and fountains at the United Nations General Assembly Building and the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Federal Office Building in St. Louis.
Cronbach had his first solo show at the Hudson Walker Gallery in New York in 1940 and exhibited for many years with the Bertha Shaefer Gallery. He taught at Adelphi University from 1947 to 1961 and was also an instructor at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, serving as chairman of the school’s board of governors from 1975 to 1982.
The exhibition will be on view until April 1.
2023 Department of Art and Art History Alumni Exhibition, Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Gallery
Adelphi University is pleased to present the work of four alumni from the Department of Art and Art History Alumni Exhibition. All of the artists presented have been participants in the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Residency in past years. This exhibition showcases a diverse range of approaches to both painting and sculpture.
- Katelyn Bensen-Crawford ‘20
- Dylan Coppola ‘19
- Catherine Falco ‘21
- Shea Watcher ‘22
The exhibition runs until April 1, and there will be a public reception on Tuesday, March 28.
Levermore Global Scholars, Art and Resilience, Adelphi University Virtual Gallery
This exhibition is a powerful collection of images from the visual and performing arts representing and supporting human resilience from 10 countries on four continents: Chile, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Morocco and India. Resilience in its many forms, and strengthened through many hardships, including the pandemic, natural disasters, illness, disability, war and human relationships in general are reflected in the gallery. The narratives accompanying each are from the artists, art educators and art therapists in those countries who were part of an international panel about their work held on Thursday, November 17.