Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Please join us for the Fall 2017 exhibitions,

opening on Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 PM

 

 

 

Click here for information about the

2017-2018 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 May, 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

Fall 2017 Exhibitions Opening

Artist talk by Patrick Earl Hammie

Reception with refreshments to follow

Friday, Sept. 29, 6:00 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium

 

Poetry Reading: Derrick Austin

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:00 p.m.

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Dance Performance: 2125 Stanley Street

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 8:00 p.m.

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Talk on Our TRANS Family

Jeff Pearcy and Meredith Watts of "For Good" Photography, Inc.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4:45 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium

 

Talk on Mirth & Melancholy: The Circus in Modern Art

Curator Kali Steinberg '17

Friday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium

 

Poetry Reading: Heather Dobbins

Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:00 p.m.

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Poetry Reading: Anne Barngrover

Monday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Wriston Art Galleries

 

Art @ Noon, 12:00 noon

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

October 5

November 2

January 18

February 15

March 8

April 5

May 3

June 14

July 19

August 9

 

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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