• Transcendent – Eliza Taylor

    Eliza Taylor – they/she My work is a tool to explore human existence and our interactions with nature. I begin the artistic process by sourcing images from the internet and my life. I then compile these images on top of one another to express the past present and future of a moment in nature. Often these moments are wildfires. Then I combine important imagery from my life, such as my girlfriend or a childhood game. I aim for the viewer to use my work as a place to process the highs and lows of human interactions with nature. Along with the viewer, I hope to find peace and clarity through…

  • Transcendent Artist & Curatorial Statements

    Personal relationships with gender and identity are unique to every individual. Frequently these identities and experiences transcend the limits of language and semantic meaning. Showcasing visual work exploring artists’ personal relationships with gender, this exhibition will provoke visitors to think critically about what it means to be gendered in the world today and to reflect on their own relationship with gender. Curatorial Statment Select the artist name below for more information on their work. Layla Ali Amar Jordan Benator August Fisk Mitch Galiano GETSAY Alyssa Hood Deborah Hutchinson Edie Irwin Emma Ming Kayhart Kate Kosek Pia Muhihu Sara Murphy Abigail Ranic Salvi  Royce Soble Eliza Taylor Julian Uhlman Meganity Wattles

  • Running in the rain, falling in the ocean Artist Statements

    Running in the rain, falling in the ocean curated by Zachary Francois of Prelude Pointe Gallery highlights the art of fiber artists whose work explores color theory through the use of textiles. Using fiber art techniques originating from Black people these artists use textile making as a form of healing and meditation. The result of this multi-media exploration yield bold and extraordinary pieces.  This exhibition is the inaugural show in our new responsive gallery space, aimed at showing shorter-term exhibitions that are more responsive to our campus community. Zami Aduna Grief: 8-9 months old Grief is a great friend. Dey don’t really like to talk, but say all dey need…

  • Fall 2022 Exhibition Transcendent Call for Entries

    The Dalton Gallery is seeking artwork for our upcoming exhibition- Transcendent. Artists creating visual work on gender identity and experience are invited to apply to this exhibition on view from September 20 to December 5. Applications are open through September 5 at For more information or if you have any questions please contact us at Personal relationships with gender and identity are unique to every individual. Frequently these identities and experiences transcend the limits of language and semantic meaning. Showcasing visual work exploring artists’ personal relationships with gender, this exhibition will provoke visitors to think critically about what it means to be gendered in the world today and…

  • Dalton Gallery Covid-19 Visitation Guidelines

    The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College is excited to welcome you to view our fall exhibition, Transcendent in person starting on September 20. For the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, students, staff, and campus community, our COVID-19 visitation policy abides by regulations set by the Agnes Scott College COVID-19 taskforce. We ask that you observe all guidelines below and follow any requests made by our in person staff. Agnes Scott College requires masks while indoors for all off-campus guests visiting the campus- masks are mandatory at all times while you are in the gallery. You will not be able to enter the gallery without a face mask. Please reschedule your…

  • Late Night @ the Dalton Gallery

    A multi-sensory installation of projections, video work, and fabric pieces, our fall exhibition, Strata, transforms from amazing to stunning once nighttime falls. We’re opening up the gallery for three nighttime visitation hours this fall so everyone can enjoy Strata in it’s fullest impact. Nighttime visits will be offered on 10/25, 11/13 and 11/29 from 7-9pm. You can register to visit on Eventbrite here.  Can’t come for one of our later night events? No worries- the exhibition is just as impressive during our regular hours. You can schedule an appointment to come see the show through our other Eventbrite. Visits to the gallery are by appointment only. No one will be admitted without…

  • 2021 Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition

    The Dalton Gallery is excited to host the annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition by the Decatur Arts Alliance once again. The 2021 Fine Arts Exhibition will be on view Thursday-Sunday from 12-4pm. You can reserve your ticket here. Make sure to mark your calendar for the Last Call reception on June 13, 2021 from 4-6pm.  Per City of Decatur ordinance and Agnes Scott College campus policy masks will be mandatory for entry into the gallery for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and community. 

  • Press Here Virtual Event

    Join us Wednesday, March 31 on Zoom for a virtual studio visit and discussion by Press Here artists Tracey Murrell and Cassidy Russell. RSVP here for the zoom. 

  • Press Here: Atlanta Printmakers Process 2020

    The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College partnered with the Atlanta Printmakers Studio to bring together 15 artists for an exhibition on view in Spring 2021. It is undeniable that 2020 was an unprecedented year, the effects of which we cannot yet understand. The pandemic and the resulting economic chaos have been stressful, devastating, unnerving, and exhausting. As the number of cases in the US briefly appeared to go down, focus shifted to police brutality and oppression of Black bodies with the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police coming so quickly after the murders of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. This centuries-old persecution brought millions of people out into…

  • Dawn Williams Boyd Featured in AJC Article

    Searching for Home artist Dawn Williams Boyd was recently featured in an AJC article about the Atlanta artist’s new show “Cloth Paintings” at Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York City. You can read the full article on here.

  • Closed for Viewing Through Friday, October 16

    The Exhibition will be closed for viewing through October 16. If you’ve signed up for an in person visit, you will be contacted by the gallery manager to reschedule. We are sorry for the inconvenience!


    Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery Opens Exhibition with COVID-19 Safe Requirements Searching for Home Artists’ Work Explores Themes Relevant to Our Current World Decatur, GA – September 14, 2020 – The Department of Art and Art History at Agnes Scott College is pleased to announce the opening of Searching for Home, one in a series of quadrennial exhibitions generously sponsored by the Margaret Virginia Phillip Art Endowment Fund. “We couldn’t be sure if the show would go on once Covid-19 and its impact became our new normal,” said Nell Ruby, Art and Art History Program Chair at Agnes Scott. “I and our college leaders are particularly proud that we managed to…

  • We’re going green- LEDs in the gallery

    We are excited to announce that the gallery has gone green with the new year. As we kick off the Spring 2020 semester new bulbs have gone up all over the gallery. These new LED bulbs will not only cut down on energy costs, but will allow us to keep the gallery temperature down, and will result in less burnouts.

  • Past Exhibitions

    You can view the list of past exhibitions and artists who have shown in our gallery below. (this is a growing list so if you see something wrong or a show we’ve missed email us and we’ll update the database!) Click the links to see more information about selected exhibitions. Fall 1978 – American Paintings: from the Robert P Coggins Collection curated by Leland Staven Fall 1990 – George Cress: 50 Years of Painting – Hunter Museum of Art  Fall 1995 – city limits visual: a selection of Atlanta artists   PreSpring 1997 – Latina Artists: Multiple Visions     Spring 1998 – Drawn from Nature: a contemporary response to the natural world…

  • Side by Side

    Side by Side: Selections from the Permanent Collection on view September 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020 curated by Veronica Kessenich. Side by Side: Selections from the Permanent Collection examines the nature of acquiring a collection, learning about art and exploring how artists’ taste and content evolve over time. Curated by Veronica Kessenich, executive director of Atlanta Contemporary and visiting instructor in art history in the Agnes Scott College Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition centers around never-before-seen pieces requiring framing, restoration and current cataloguing. Side by Side aspires to illustrate the unity of the collection, which has at times seemed fractured, thereby deepening the mission and values…