Art Works: Gifts from Dan ’69 and Nancy Schneider

Art Works: Gifts from Dan ’69 and Nancy Schneider

November 14 – December 14, 2014

Reception and campus tour: Friday, November 14, 2014

Art speaks. Art questions. Art inspires. Art works. Over the past three decades alumnus Dan Schneider ’69 and his wife Nancy have generously contributed roughly 250 artworks to St. Olaf College. This exhibition brings together a selection of their gifts – some plucked from prominent places on campus, others never before shared publicly. Echoing the breadth of their collecting and donating interests, the exhibition features paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculptures. The exhibition integrates reflections from students, staff, faculty, and the collectors themselves as a way to examine the impact of visual art within the St. Olaf community


  • Adventures in Collecting, 4pm, Tour begins at Rolvaag Library entrance

Take a physical and metaphorical journey with art collectors Dan and Nancy Schneider, faculty, and museum staff as they exchange comments about the artists, dealers, and histories behind key objects in the Flaten Art Museum collection. This 45-minute walking tour begins promptly at 4pm at the entrance to Rolvaag Library.

  • Reception, 5-7pm, Flaten Art Museum, Center for Art and Dance (Museum closed November 26-30 for Thanksgiving holiday.)

Extended museum hours for Christmas Festival (December 4-7, 2014): Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 2-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm

                     schneiderimage      1A.1995-Heyman copy

                                                                                Image credits:

                                          Susanna Coffey, Self Portrait, 1990, oil on canvas, 16″ x 11.75″

                          Steven Heyman, Window Series 1 of 3, 1992-94, acrylic on canvas, 19.75” x 15.5”