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H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

Current Season

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. 

Sept. 4-Oct. 18, 2019

Interrupted Underpinning

Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art for the opening reception of ”Interrupted Underpinning,” curated by Becky Nahom.

A two-person exhibition curated by Becky Nahom, Exhibitions Manager at Independent Curators International, New York. This exhibition will create a dynamic platform for multidisciplinary practices, with a core purpose of sharing histories that have been marginalized. The exhibition will include artworks exploring issues of labor and material culture.

The opening reception for ”Interrupted Underpinning” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859. 


Oct. 30-Dec. 14, 2019

The Women of Carthage Alumni Exhibition

Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art for the opening reception for ”The Women of Carthage Alumni Exhibition.”

In celebration of 150 years of women students at Carthage College, the H. F. Johnson Gallery is proud to present a retrospective exhibition of studio art majors and minors. This exhibit features a broad range of work from recent graduates and long-standing alumni.

The opening reception for ”The Women of Carthage Alumni Exhibition” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551


Dec 2-14, 2019

Studio Art Senior Exhibition

Opening Reception: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7
Visual and Performing Arts Lab

Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Visual and Performing Arts Lab (VPAL) for the opening reception for the ”Studio Art Senior Exhibition.”

In completion of their Studio Art Thesis, graduating Carthage College Studio Art Majors present a group exhibition of their work, featuring a variety of media.

The opening reception for the ”Studio Art Senior Exhibition” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859


Jan. 8-29, 2020

Annual Intercollegiate Exchange Show

H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

This is the second year for Carthage’s intercollegiate art exchange, partnering this year with the University of Wisconsin–Parkside for the “Annual Intercollegiate Exchange Show.” Carthage studio art majors’ work will be displayed at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside’s Foundation Gallery, from Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Wednesday, March 11. Art from UW–Parkside’s art students is on display in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art from Wednesday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, Jan. 29. 

Students have created new work for these exhibits with no requirements for theme, size, or medium. Once received, students will work to build, design, and install the exhibitions received from their partner school, offering students valuable experience in building, designing, and presenting exhibitions.

Join us for a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859.


Feb. 6-March 6, 2020

Well Heeled

Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art for the opening reception for ”Well Heeled.”

This playful group exhibit pivots lightly around the concept of the shoe, as a foundation to traverse issues of class, gender, fashion, sport, and more. Curated by Dana Bassett, Chicago-based writer, curator, and Executive Producer of the Bad @ Sports art podcast, the exhibition features an ensemble of transcontinental artists.

The opening reception for “Well Heeled” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859


March 18-April 17, 2020

CANCELED – The Archive and the Repertoire


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, “The Archive and the Repertoire” gallery exhibit and opening reception have been canceled.

This exhibit brings together new work by Chicago artists Iris Bernblum and Karolina Gnatowski (kg), in a curatorial by Chicago Art Institute’s Exhibition Manager, Lekha Waitoller. Bernblum’s work considers landscapes and our physical and psychological integration therein, through video and watercolors. Within kg’s intricate tapestries they weave intimate items, conveying relational narratives between the artist, their mother, and dog. The works survey conversations the three shared on a month-long road trip across the U.S.


March 25-April 4, 2020

CANCELED — Annual Student Art Show


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the “Annual Student Art Show” gallery exhibit and opening reception have been canceled.

Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 in the Visual and Performing Arts Lab (VPAL) for the opening reception for the ”Annual Student Art Show.”

Each year, students from the Art Department submit works to be specially juried by a guest artist or critic. Pieces are judged on quality, creativity, and variety of media. Students selected to be featured in the gallery are eligible to win awards, including “Best of Show” and a special “Purchase Award.”

The opening reception for the “Annual Student Art Show” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859


April 25-May 2 & May 9-May 16, 2020

CANCELED — Senior Exhibitions


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the “Senior Exhibitions” gallery exhibit has been canceled.

In completion of their Studio Art Thesis, 2020 graduating Carthage College Studio Art Majors present a group exhibition of their work, featuring a variety of media.

The opening receptions for the ”Senior Exhibitions” are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859


May 9, 2020

CANCELED — Sixth Annual Art Walk


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the “Senior Exhibitions” gallery exhibit has been canceled.

Join us for the annual ”Art Walk” on Saturday, May 9 from 2-4 p.m. located at various venues across our beautiful lakeside campus.

The sixth annual ”Art Walk” will showcase the capstone projects of studio art and graphic design majors. Work is displayed in different media.

The ”Art Walk” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Administrative Office at finearts@carthage.edu or 262-551-5859