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Martin Puryear: Forty Years since Sentinel

September 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - November 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


Martin Puryear: Forty Years since Sentinel
Curated by Merlyn Maldonado Lopez ‘22 September 8 – November 6, 2021
Gallery Talk with Merlyn Maldonado Lopez ’22: September 10, 2021, 4:00pm
Opening Reception: September 10, 2021, 5-7 pm
Virtual Gallery Talk with Nicholas Micros ’82: October 1, 2021, 12-1pm:
In 1981, Gettysburg College commissioned African-American artist Martin Puryear to create a work of art to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the College’s founding, and in 1982, Puryear erected Sentinel. Since then, Puryear has come to be regarded as one of the most important contemporary American sculptors. Sentinel, one of Puryear’s first monumental outdoor sculptures, is an important part of Puryear’s legacy.
For the first time at Gettysburg College, a working mold Puryear constructed in preparation for Sentinel and photographs of the 1982 installation will be on display. The exhibition, curated by Kolbe Summer Research Fellow Merlyn Maldonado ’22, will also include prints by Puryear that were recently acquired by the College and loaned from a private collection.
Shortly after graduating from Gettysburg College, Nicholas Micros ’82 assisted Puryear in installing Sentinel. All are invited to log on to the virtual gallery talk, where Micros will discuss his time as a student at Gettysburg, the lessons learned from Puryear, and his own successful career as a sculptor.

Two New Exhibitions at Schmucker Art Gallery:
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
All events are free and open to the public. Visitors must wear properly-fitting face masks. Please check here for information and updates about Gettysburg College’s Covid-19 protocols:


September 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am
November 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
300 N. Washington St.
Gettysburg, 17325
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