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Art Exhibitions

Stevenson University’s Exhibitions Program is dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering understanding in the visual arts through a wide and varied series of exhibitions and educational programs. Stevenson's three museum-quality gallery spaces, including the Art Gallery and St. Paul Companies Pavilion on the Greenspring Campus, and the School of Design Gallery on the Owings Mills North Campus, provide significant venues for artists and art patrons in the region and offers opportunities for students, artists, and the community to see established and emerging talents, learn through gallery talks and lectures, and celebrate the arts at music-filled receptions. Admission to the galleries is free and open to all.


Arts Alive! Exhibitions Calendar

  • The Pain and Power of Intersecting Identities
  • Saturday January 20, 2018 8:00 AM - Monday December 17, 2018 8:00 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • On view: January 20 – December 17, 2018

    Manning Academic Center Creative Lounge (S232), Owings Mills North Campus

    Kimberlé Crenshaw in her 2015 Washington Post opinion piece described intersectionality as “…Vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, transphobia, able-ism, and more.”

    This exhibition showcases the results of students’ explorations and examinations of their identities, and how the intersections of these identities impact their lives. Many of the photos represent identities that are seldom reflected in the media. Through the lens of reflective photography, and critical writing practice, students reveal and process both the power and the pain that lie at their identity intersections.

But first they must catch you | Ryan Lytle
  • But first they must catch you | Ryan Lytle
  • Monday December 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • School of Design - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • But First They Must Catch You is a series of needle-felted, wool drawings on industrial felt. Lytle explores line weight, quality, and overlapping. The scale of the felt sheets allows the figures to be larger than life. The title of the series comes from Richard Adam’s novel Watership Down. In the beginning of the book, the narrator describes how rabbits have innumerable predators but will be equipped with the reflexes and abilities to combat them. Lytle’s wool drawings highlight the rabbit’s agility, reminding us that even the most vulnerable people will survive through tenacity, community, and instinct.

    Exhibition: July 16–December 17, 2018
    Workshop: Friday, October 5, 2018, 2:30–4:30 PM (Manning Academic Center S275)
    Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018, 5–6:30 PM

    Workshop: October 5, 2018, 2:30–4:30 PM
    Manning Academic Center S275, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD
    Ryan Lytle will demonstrate the needle felting techniques that he uses to create drawings and sculptures.

    Reception: October 5, 2018, 5–6:30 PM
    School of Design Gallery, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD

OVERLOOKED by Inna Alesina
  • OVERLOOKED by Inna Alesina
  • Friday January 04, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Art Gallery - Greenspring Campus
  • Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Inna Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

    Exhibition: August 2, 2018–January 4, 2019
    Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Reception: August 29, 2018, 5:30–7:00 PM
    Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Biodiversity Nature Walk: October 4, 2018, 12:00–2:00 PM
    Meet at Greenspring Art Gallery, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

    Bread Making: October 23, 2018, 2:00–4:00 PM
    Inscape Theatre Lobby, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD


    Lichen Jewelry Workshop: November 9, 2018, 5:30–6:30 PM
    Inscape Theatre Lobby, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

  • A Journey Through the Elements
  • Friday January 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Manning Academic Center - Owings Mills Campus - North
  • During the Fall 2018 semester, Stevenson University’s course Concept Development in Fashion Design focused on three-dimensional draping and its relationship to the human form. Students experimented with the elements (i.e. line, shape, and color) and principles (i.e. balance, proportion, and movement) of design to expand and then hone their design skills. The draped sculptures in this exhibition inspired 100 “looks,” which were then whittled down to the collection of 10 fashion renderings that accompany each sculpture.


    Exhibition: November 19, 2018–January 11, 2019

    Reception: Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5–6:30 PM