Caestecker Art Gallery


Local children have a blast with one of the student exhibits on display.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday-Friday 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m.
The gallery is also open for one hour before evening performances.


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The Caestecker Art Gallery, adjacent to the Department of Art and Art History, features shows by artists with national and international reputations. Gallery openings draw students and faculty from across campus. Learn more about the 2018-2019 Ripon College Fine Arts Season.

2018-2019 Show Schedule

Fall Semester

piece of art by lois peterson

Sept. 14-Oct. 19, 2018

“Drawings by Lois Peterson,” Caestecker Fine Arts Series



Drawings by Lois Peterson are inspired by minimal settings. She often makes images that are simple and subtle, referencing the Dakotas, South Africa and the Arctic. Peterson was raised on a dairy farm in the driftless area of Wisconsin.

Friends of the Arts reception from 6-7 p.m., artist’s talk at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.


piece of art from out of the attic

Nov. 9-Dec. 14, 2018

“Out of the Attic and into the Gallery: Art from Local Collections”





Artworks from private collections in the Ripon region will range from the excellent to the eccentric, and the show is sure to be eclectic.

Opening reception and gallery talk at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.
Spring Semester

colorful art from the music and art series

Feb. 1-March 8, 2019

“Music and Art,” exhibit curated by students and faculty




This exhibit will focus on connections between music and the visual arts, curated by Ripon College students and Professor of Music Sarah Kraaz.

Opening reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.


April 5-May 3, 2019

“Art by Andrew Redington,” exhibit





Andrew Redington is trained in metalsmithing, woodworking, and sculpture. His artistic practice spans the spectrum of scale from bodily adornment to utilitarian design and monumental public sculpture.

Opening reception and artist talk at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5.


May 3-19, 2019

“Senior Art Exhibit”

Art and posters by seniors majoring in studio art and art history will be presented. This exhibition is a culmination of the students’ studies at Ripon College, and the student will have produced a cohesive body of work or research project of their choice.

Friends of the Arts reception 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 3. Parents and families of seniors also invited.

portrait of a woman in a dress

May 3-19, 2019

June 24-Sept. 6, 2019

“Midwest Paint Group Responds to Ripon’s Van Dyck Paintings”

Professional artists working in the Midwest have reinterpreted paintings by Anthony Van Dyck that are owned by Ripon College.

Closing reception at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

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