Image Credit: Knud Knudsen, Albumen print, c. 1895-1905, on loan from The Picture Collection, University of Bergen Library, Norway

When the Eckert Art Gallery opened its doors on September 8, it was the first time in nearly two years that guests from off campus have been inside to view any exhibit. Like everything else, in-person viewings at the gallery were put on hold as everything went virtual.

“I am excited to welcome students and visitors from the community to the gallery! We are following all of the Millersville University safety guidelines, including mask wearing for all staff and visitors,” says Heidi Leitzke, director of the Eckert Art Gallery and assistant professor of art.

Image Credit: John K. Hillers, Reflected Tower, Rio Virgin Utah, Albumen pring c. 1871-1872, on loan from Ron Perisho Collection

In addition to the museum quality exhibition of historical photographs, students are invited to create an original work of art in response to the historical photographs on display in the gallery this semester. Also, Leitzke will be working with art gallery intern, Lauren Daddezio ’22 on the first-ever student zine projects of the gallery. Interested students are encouraged to visit the gallery or email eclertartgallery@millersville.edu for more information.

The first exhibit in the gallery will run from now through Dec. 7. The exhibit is titled “Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography.” The exhibit is co-curated by Shannon Egan, Schmucker Art Gallery Director and Norwegian photo historian Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad. This exhibit will feature stunning historical images of waterfalls, rocky mountains, glaciers and geysers in Norway and the United States.

For more information on the Eckert Art Gallery and a full list of events and exhibitions, check out Eckert Art Info.

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