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Robert Seydel: A Short History of Portraiture

Robert Seydel’s A Short History of Portraiture (1994-97) is a collection of some 200 Polaroid transfer montages. Focused on the face as a figure of the double, Seydel’s imagery is idiosyncratic in the best sense of the word: his multi-layered portraits of real and fictional characters are not renderings of the canonical faces we might expect to […]

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Upcoming programs

Fall opening reception: ‘A Short History of Portraiture’

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ART GALLERY Wednesday September 18, 2019, 5-7pm Join us for refreshments, opening remarks from curator Sura Levine and special guest Gail Seydel, alongside information about exhibition-related fall programming at the official opening of A Short History of Portraiture: Robert Seydel. Image: Robert Seydel, 1695: Portrait of a Man with Pinned Moth,  photomontage  

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‘Collagist as Collector: Voyeurism from Cornell to Seydel’ by Nathan Rubinfeld

HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE ART GALLERY THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, 5-6PM Alum artist and writer Nathan Rubinfeld (09F) – once taught by Robert Seydel – will discuss Seydel’s work in the context of his collecting practices and in relation to other major collagists.  The short talk will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments. Image courtesy of […]

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About the Gallery

The Hampshire College Art Gallery has been in operation since the College opened in 1970. The gallery functions primarily as an exhibition space concentrating on, but not limited to, the visual arts. First and foremost, the mission of the gallery is to support the teaching functions of the College. Read more.

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