Faculty & Teaching
The Hurford Center partners with Haverford faculty to develop exhibitions 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. Faculty then meet with Matthew Seamus Callinan, Associate Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, VCAM, and Campus Exhibitions, to consider the possibilities.
Sadie Barnette: Dear 1968,…
In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette mined personal and political histories using family photographs, recent drawings, and selections from the 500-page file that the FBI amassed after her father joined the Black Panther Party in 1968. Visual Studies Director Christina Knight brought Barnette's exhibition to Haverford in connection with the symposium The Black Extra/ordinary.
Recently, faculty have:
- Worked with guest curators to develop original exhibitions
- Partnered with an artist to bring an exhibition of their work to Haverford
- Commissioned an artist to create a new original work
- 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
- Organized film screenings and series
- Used the Faculty Humanities Seminar as a starting point for a collaboration with an independent curator
Matthew Seamus Callinan will work with you to develop your idea. Check out the links above and visit the Archive to learn about recent faculty exhibition projects.