Welcome to the Art & Art History Department and Greiner Art Gallery Website

The Department of Art and Art History at Hanover College offers a major and a minor in each area: Studio Art and Art History. The small student-to-faculty ratios ensure individual attention to discover their strength while the creative and nurturing environment encourages students can inspire one another.

The Greiner Art Gallery at Hanover College provides the community with visual art exhibtions in a professional setting. Each year, the exhibition season features a diverse line-up of artists and artistic styles. The gallery also offers opportunities to get to know the artists through a series of Special Events including demonstrations, lectures, and seminars.

The HC Greiner Art Gallery presents:

Human Nature
A Group Photography Exhibition featuring artworks by
Rachael Banks, Robert Ladislas Derr, Bernie Kasper, and Lauren Wesley
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, Oct 15 - Friday, November 13, 2015
Closing Reception: Friday, November 13, 2015


Hanover College and the Greiner Art Gallery are proud to be a part of the 2015 Louisville Biennial which includes 60+ photography exhibitions at museums, galleries, universities, and cultural institutions. The goal of the biennial is to education via meaningful dialogue and bridge understanding in our diverse world through the dynamic medium of Photography. The Louisville Photo Biennial began in 1998 and this is the first year Hanover College will be one of the participating exhibition venues.


In collaboration with the West Street Art Center located at 301 West Street in downtown Madison, Indiana, this exhibition Human Nature is a two-part show at two galleries. At the WSAC, there will be a reception on Friday, October 23rd during Madison's Fourth Friday art hop.


Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks
MFA, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
BA, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
In her recent series, Between Home and Here, Banks focuses on intimacy and human relationships that exist within conflict. This work examines individual notions of place and its effect on personal identity and growth.

Robert Derr

Robert Ladislas Derr
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Robert Ladislas Derr translates the world around him through visual manifestations that leave the viewers with a sideways glance. For Derr, life is a performance–it sets the stage for his making.

Bernie Kasper

Bernie Kasper
Bernie Kasper is a photographer living in Southern Indiana. Based in Madison, Kasper describes his work as, "just sharing my view of the things around me." Through photography, Kasper shares the vivid details in nature and in his hometown with others who might not otherwise notice.

Lauren Wesley

Lauren Wesley
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University, Boston, MA
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BA, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Lauren Wesley's latest project deals with the constructed landscape of the botanical garden glasshouse. These spaces function as both a living museum and a manmade oasis. The artificial landscape is also an idealized one. Plants from different continents grow contentedly beside each other; all are equally dependent on their container for survival.

Located in the lobby of the Lynn Center for Fine Arts Building.
The HC Greiner Art Gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday.
During May term, the gallery is open noon-5pm or by appointment.