Carnegie Hall (Art Museum)
Carnegie Hall (1907; renovated in 1998), once the College library, is a center for the fine arts. Its Henry and Mabelle Shoemaker Gallery and Edwin and Susan (Rabinowitz) Malloy Gallery of Art, replete with original stained glass windows and skylight, are used for exhibits, lectures, and receptions. Carnegie Hall is home to the Worth B. Stottlemyer and Guenther Spaltmann art collections. The hall also includes studios, darkroom, and the Juniata College Museum of Art. The Art Department’s Ceramics Studio is on the northern perimeter of the campus. The Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL) was renovated in 2013 to provide a spacious new home for the ceramics program.
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When Erica Met Monika
Erica Quinn ’10 arrived on the Juniata campus in 2006, primed to study literature. After taking “Beginning Photography” in her first year, Erica felt her focus shifting. Writers are always describing epiphanies as “seeing the light,” but for Erica her realization happened in the dark.
“Being in the darkroom is very soothing,” says Quinn, who is now pursuing a master of fine arts degree in photography at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. While Quinn had dabbled in taking photos before Juniata, it was her first course with Monika Malewska, assistant professor of art, that inspired her to switch from fiction to f-stops. “She is an incredible teacher, always giving me books to read. Having someone that dedicated to helping me was something I had never experienced,” she says.
Soon Quinn’s bookbag was filled with cameras, film and photo paper instead of classic novels. She decided to take art history courses like art historian Karen Rosell’s “20th Century Art” and “Women in Art.” She took more art history courses while studying at the University of Leeds, worked in the College’s museum studies program, and eventually worked as Malewska’s darkroom assistant. Full Story...