The Gund Gallery’s resources are dedicated to Kenyon’s liberal arts mission and community. Our programming invites students to engage, enjoy, and discover.
The Gund Gallery Collection, launched in 2015, is a growing collection focused on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, mixed and new media works from the Gund Collection are often presented in the Gund’s galleries and are installed in public spaces across campus. Collection holdings are also made accessible to Kenyon students who are encouraged to consult the Collection page of our website for further information.
Exhibitions and Public Programs
A series of solo and thematic group exhibitions and public programs are planned and presented by the Gund Gallery every year. These are selected or organized by Gund Gallery staff to provide opportunities for multiple disciplinary consideration and exploration. Kenyon students often visit exhibitions through a course offered on campus. More than half of the student body has visited a Gund Gallery exhibition, public program, or experienced a collection object as part of a formal class assignment each year since 2014. Students also visit independently or through an on-campus organization. Film screenings and series, sometimes combined with invited food trucks, are organized through a variety of methods and collaborations. The Gund Associates curate film selections corresponding to major themes and artistic approaches presented through the artists and exhibitions on view in the Buchwald-Wright Gallery. The museum’s staff works closely with one or more faculty to develop gallery talks, dance recitals, or non-fiction readings, or other class presentations that are also open to the public. Each year, a number of workshops and other hands-on activities are offered for Kenyon students and community members.
Nearly 60 Kenyon students from all majors serve as museum interns—or Gund Associates—at the Gund Gallery each year. Associates participate in a variety of projects across the operations of the museum, from curatorial or collections to communications and community outreach to K-12 classrooms. Early in every fall semester, a call for applications is followed by a competitive interview process. New Associates are added to the existing roster of students who participate in a variety of activities meant to introduce interns to museum processes, cultural organization management, and the contemporary art world. Associates also have unique behind-the-scenes opportunities to interact with guest artists, scholars, and intellectuals. For more information, go to the Gund Gallery Associate Program page.
Student Public Art Exhibition Proposals
Under the Leadership of Tom Stamp, College Historian and Keeper of Kenyoniana, the Public Art Committee at Kenyon College is responsible for reviewing proposals to display artwork in public locations on campus. The Committee uses this as a teaching opportunity to encourage individuals to consider the logistics, proper professional display, and signage for their art or exhibitions. The Public Art Committee will provide feedback on projects from students, faculty and staff. Your project must be approved by the Committee before any promotion or installation can proceed.
Submit the Public Art Exhibition Proposal form at least 2 weeks before your planned start-date. In addition, a PDF sketch of your proposed public art installation should be sent to Thomas Stamp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Late Night at the Gund
Join the Gund Gallery Associates for an evening of surprises and creativity, ranging from musical performances to hands-on art projects. Come and enjoy food, art, and conversation. It’s a night of unexpected fun created for students, by students.