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Image from our first exhibition (March/April 2014), Andrew Hairstan's in-progress series, A Model for Asylum. (image: Andrew Hairstans, From Russia with Love, Red Road Flats Glasgow [2010])

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The Art History Program wishes to promote the arts at Duquesne University and have activities that are rewarding for our students. As a result of a collaboration bewteen the Dean's Office of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the Art History Program, our inaugural exhibit launched on March 25, 2014. It is our hope to present on a regular basis an exhibit by a visiting artist each year, or even each semester.

Our Inaugural Exhibit

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More About the Artist

Before arriving at Auburn University at Montgomery, Mr. Hairstans taught at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. His recent work features monochromatic paintings of urban environments. The scenes represented often have a mundane quality. Visual perception, distortion, and a sense of being in transit come into play in his paintings. He recently showed work at the Sioux City Art Center and the Moberly Area Community College. Mr. Hairstans currently has gallery representation at the Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Arts, Inc. in New York City.

Download the Gallery Guide

You can download the gallery guide for this particular exhibit, which includes the artist's statement as well as a listing of and specific information about each piece in the exhibit. Hard copies are also available in the Les Idees Gallery.

Message from the Director

"The Art History program is excited to inaugurate its participation in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts exhibition series and to, hopefully, build an annual commitment to bringing art exhibitions and visiting artists to campus. Art History students at Duquesne routinely express interest in building careers in galleries, arts not-for-profits, and museums. These exhibitions can contribute a great deal to their learning experiences while on campus. Interacting with artists, assisting in curating exhibitions, and integrating exhibitions into the semester's learning allows students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the many facets of the art world.

"If you are an artist with an interest in exhibiting in our gallery, a student with questions about how you can participate in upcoming opportunities, or an individual interested in sponsoring a future exhibition please be in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!"

Julia A. Sienkewicz

Exhibition Director