Advisor: Yan Sun, Gettysburg College


Shannon R. Callahan '15, Gettysburg College

Ashlie M. Cantele '15, Gettysburg College

Maura E. D'Amico '15, Gettysburg College

Xiyang Duan '17, Gettysburg College

Devin Garnick '15, Gettysburg College

Allison J. Gross '15, Gettysburg College

Emily A. Zbehlik '15, Gettysburg College

Editor: Shannon Egan, Gettysburg College



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Art Catalog


What is art historical study and how it should be carried out are fundamental questions the exhibition Method and Meaning: Selections from the Gettysburg College Collection intends to answer. This student-curated exhibition is an exciting academic endeavor of seven students of art history majors and minors in the Art History Methods course. The seven student curators are Shannon Callahan, Ashlie Cantele, Maura D’Amico, Xiyang Duan, Devin Garnick, Allison Gross and Emily Zbehlik. As part of the class assignment, this exhibition allows the students to explore various art history methods on individual case studies. The selection of the works in the exhibition reflects a wide array of student research interests including an example of 18th century Chinese jade chime stone, jade and bronze replicas of ancient Chinese bronze vessels, a piece of early 20th century Chinese porcelain, oil paintings by Pennsylvania Impressionist painter Fern Coppedge, prints by Salvador Dalí and by German artist Käthe Kollwitz, and an early 20th century wood block print by Japanese artist Kawase Hasui. [excerpt]

Publication Date

Fall 2014


Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College


Gettysburg, PA


art history, Chinese art, Fern Coppedge, Salvador Dalí, Käthe Kollwitz, Kawase Hasui, wood block print, Gettysburg College, Schmucker Art Gallery

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Method and Meaning: Selections from the Gettysburg College Collection was on exhibition at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College, November 7 - December 12, 2014.

Method and Meaning: Selections from the Gettysburg College Collection