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:

The May exhibition in the HC Greiner Art Gallery is titled Enkindle. The verb "enkindle" means "to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc." In the gallery, this exhibition displays new paper and plexiglass artworks by Professor Deb Whistler and temporary, tape drawings by the students in her Large-Scale Painting course.

Exhibition dates: Thursday, May 7th - Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Artists' presentations and reception: Thursday, May 14th, 5-6:30pm, talks starting at 5:30pm


Deb Whistler's artworks evolve from and swim among snippets of memory in a process called "Creativity." As the past and present intertwine, Deb captures this "in-between space" where everything is changing and where excitement and fear co-exist.

In response to Deb Whistler's accordion drawings, the students in the Large-Scale Painting class created a temporary drawing influenced by Sandro Botticelli's c.1480 painting Birth of Venus. Titled Rebirth of Venus, the students' group artwork shows how that past works can be rekindled and how influence is necessary for growth and maturation.

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.