Freedman Gallery at Albright College

Freedman Gallery at Albright College

Albright College is a small, private, liberal arts college in Reading, PA, and is home to 1,650 students (day program) with an additional 800 in adult degree programs. In 2011, Newsweek included Albright College on a list of “top 25 most artistic colleges.” This accolade is reinforced by its award-winning arts programs, and is based on a multi-disciplinary foundation, which includes amazing resources like the Freedman Gallery. The gallery was founded in 1976 by Doris Chanin Freedman, an alumnae who went on to an acclaimed career as an advocate, administrator and leader for contemporary public art in New York City. The gallery continues to focus on presenting exhibitions “of consistent highest quality…represent(ing), primarily, living American contemporary artists.” In 1990, the gallery moved into its new home, the Center for the Arts, designed by Adele Santos who collaborated with sculptor Mary Miss to create the central plaza and amphitheater from which extend wings for the gallery, studio arts, music and theatre. The gallery’s inaugural exhibit included work by Jim Dine, Louise Nevelson and Frank Stella, among others.  Currently, the gallery showcases ten to fifteen exhibitions per year and has recently featured work in solo and groups shows from Sue Coe, James Hyde, Bouchra Khalili, Melanie Yazzie, and Lydia Panas.

Posts from Freedman Gallery at Albright College

  • Susannah Ray, Sisters, Jamaica Bay, Queens, 2013. Chromogenic print, 30 x 40 inches, edition of 7. Courtesy of the artist.

    2015–16 season of programming

    La huella múltiple, a print portfolio from the Freedman Gallery's collection, donated to the gallery by Alex and Carole Rosenberg, commemorates the 10th anniversary of the printmaking exhibition that took place in Havan[...]

    August 21, 2015

  • Clare Grill, Glass, 2015. Oil on linen, 50 x 63 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Zieher Smith & Horton, New York. © Clare Grill.

    Clare Grill The Names of Objects Might as Well Fall Off

    The Freedman Gallery at Albright College is pleased to present The names of objects might as well fall off, a solo exhibition of recent work by Queens, NY-based artist Clare Grill. The exhibition will be on view in the M[...]

    August 14, 2015

  • William Pergl, Dialectical Interference, 2014. Wood and paint, 29 x 86 x 12 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

    William Pergl

    Albright College's Freedman Gallery will present William Pergl, Why Is Nowhere Like That, a solo exhibition of work by Milwaukee-based artist William Pergl. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery from August[...]

    August 21, 2014

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    Mediated Realities at Freedman Gallery, Albright College

    Albright College's Freedman Gallery will present Mediated Realities, curated by Amy Stevens and Angie Duignan, on view from May 24 to June 29. This exhibition is the second in a series of exhibitions Stevens and Duignan [...]

    May 6, 2014

  • Freedman Gallery presents Becoming Male

    Albright College's Freedman Gallery will present Becoming Male, curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, Curator of the Freedman Gallery, on view from February 18 through April 20, 2014. From the visual arts to popular culture—whe[...]

    February 15, 2014

  • The Freedman Gallery presents Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures

    Guest curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick Canceled: Alternative Manifestations & Productive Failures considers a selection of historic and contemporary canceled exhibitions, and the secondary projects that artists[...]

    October 3, 2013

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    Freedman Gallery Project Space presents Bouchra Khalili

    The Freedman Gallery at Albright College is pleased to present a video by Bouchra Khalili. This is the first time The Seaman will be shown in the United States, and will be on view in the Gallery's Project Space from Feb[...]

    February 16, 2013

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    Interrogations, Interventions, and Modifications at Freedman Gallery, Albright College

    Freedman Gallery exhibit features artists and architecture The Freedman Gallery at Albright College will present the exhibition Interrogations, Interventions, and Modifications: Four Artists Employ Architectural Strateg[...]

    September 19, 2012