Faculty & Teaching
The Hurford Center partners with Haverford faculty to develop exhibits and programs around curricular aims, as well as to imagine the many ways in which students and faculty can engage with exhibit-making and visual studies—class visits to the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, special assignments that engage with current exhibits, artist and curatorial residencies, symposia, film screenings, and more.
The starting point could be a research interest, a course you're teaching, an upcoming Faculty Humanities Seminar or other Hurford Center initiative (Mellon Creative Residency, reading group, Tuttle Visual Culture Fund project). Faculty then meet with Matthew Callinan, Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and Campus Exhibitions, to consider the possibilities.
Haverford College & Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts students remodel the Dufala Brothers' Chainlink Rancher.
Recently, faculty have:
- Worked with guest curators to develop original exhibitions
- Brought traveling exhibits related to research and/or teaching to campus
- Held classes in the gallery and hosted joint sessions with a course from another department
- Staged symposia linked to exhibitions
- Worked with students to record exhibit audio descriptions for the visually impaired and more broadly consider accessibility and the arts
- Organized film screenings and series
- Hosted talks in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery placing Faculty Humanities Seminar members in conversation with artworks related to their research
- Devised creative collaborations between students and visiting artists, sometimes partnering with faculty and courses from nearby colleges and universities; paired students with designers to create original works for exhibits
- Organized workshops with artists demonstrating the intersection of technology and their artistic practice
- Developed Mellon Creative Residencies linked to exhibits, putting students and faculty into conversation with multidisciplinary artists at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, and Swarthmore Colleges
Matthew will work with you decide which Hurford Center initiative might best support your idea or, in the case of a new exhibition, to develop a proposal to share with the Exhibits Committee. Check out the links above and visit the Archive to learn about recent faculty exhibit projects.