Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

The Wriston Art Galleries are open!

Xiaohong Zhang, Brave New World

Click here for information about the 2018-2019 exhibitions

in the Wriston Art Galleries


 

News

There is a new online catalog with information and images of the Lawrence University Ottilia Buerger '38 and Classics Department Coin Collections

Silver Didrachm of Neapolis, Campania, c. 241 BCE

About the Wriston Art Galleries

The mission of the Wriston Art Center Galleries is to strengthen Lawrence University's liberal arts education and outreach by stimulating thought, inspiring creativity, providing insight, and inviting contemplation by students, faculty, staff, and the community through interaction with the original works of art and cultural objects that the galleries exhibit and collect.

The Wriston Art Center Galleries is made up of three exhibition spaces of ascending size: the Leech, Hoffmaster and Kohler Galleries.  During the academic year, the galleries present several exhibitions of regional and national significance featuring the work of contemporary artists, selections from the Permanent Collection, and examples of anthropological and ethnographic objects, as well as the Annual Senior Art Show.

The Wriston Art Galleries Permanent Collection has been built primarily through donations from generous alumni and friends of Lawrence University. The collection contains more than 3,000 items- prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture, as well as coins, textiles, posters and ritual and vernacular objects- which span historical periods from antiquity to the present and come from all over the world.

Dedicated in 1989, the Wriston Art Center is named for Lawrence University's 8th president, Henry Merritt Wriston (1889-1978; president, 1925-1937). The building was designed by Jefferson Riley, '68, a Lawrence alumni and graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, and Centerbrook Architects. In addition to the galleries and the Quirk Print Study Room, the Wriston Art Center houses the Art & Art History Department.

Hours

Tuesday – Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

Special Events

Winter 2019 Exhibitions Opening

Friday, Jan. 11, 6-8 pm

Artist Talk by Victoria Kue

Reception with refreshments to follow

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Panel Discussion on Hmong Identity

with artists Victoria Kue, Tshab Her, and others

Saturday, Jan. 12, time TBA

Appleton Public Library

 

Tween Scene Workshop with Tshab Her

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-4:45 pm

Appleton Public Library

 

Artist Talk by Tshab Her

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6-7 pm

Appleton Public Library

 

Jordan Fund Visiting Artist: Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Sunday, Feb. 3 and Monday, Feb. 4

More information coming soon!

 

Poetry Reading: Erica Dawson

Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 pm

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Downtown Book Club: The Song Poet

by Kao Kalia Yang

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12-1 pm

Appleton Public Library

 

Film screening: TBA

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 pm

Appleton Public Library

 

Closing Reception and Storycatchers Live

Storytelling, fun, and food!

Friday, March 1, 6-8 pm

The Draw, 800 S. Lawe St.

 

Art @ Noon, 12:00 noon

Join us for a 20-minute lunchtime tour of the exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries

January 24

February 14

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 13

July 18

August 15

 

All events are free and open to the public.

  • Classes welcome at the Wriston Art Galleries
  • Print Viewing Session in the Quirk Print Gallery
  • Visit the Wriston Art Galleries
  • Explore the Wriston Art Galleries' collection
  • Senior Art Show 2015

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