2016-2017 Exhibitions

September 23 – November 23, 2016

FACET: Diverse Works by Women in the West

Leech and Hoffmaster Galleries

In common use, a facet is one of the small cut and polished faces of a gem or the flat, usually smooth face or surface of an object; it is one element or aspect of something that is both distinct in itself and yet still an integral part of the larger whole.

FACET: Diverse Work by Women in the West brings together the work of five artists who hold some features of their artistic identities and practices in common but create singular bodies of sculptural work. The exhibition aims to explore shared concerns like nature, identity, beauty, material, and process through the diverse work of artists Renee Brown, Natalie Macellaio, Jessica McCambly, Lesli Robertson, and Shannon Sullivan. While each artist’s approach to these key concepts is distinctive, FACET will also draw out important connections that reveal larger formal and symbolic relations among the artworks as a cohesive group.

Arthur Thrall: Tribute to a Master Artist

Kohler Gallery

The paintings and prints of the late Arthur Thrall demonstrate a variety of graphical sources employed by the internationally recognized Wisconsin printmaker. Calligraphy, musical scores, and elegant line all play a role for their gestural, textural, and design quality.  The masterful use of exquisite and dynamic line characterizes all of Thrall’s work.

This exhibition was curated by Mary Chemotti, LU Class of 1970 and Curator of Exhibitions at the Cedarburg Art Museum, with the assistance and support of Win Thrall.

Read an essay about Arthur's work by Mary Chemotti:  Arthur Thrall - biographical essay.pdf.


January 13 – March 12, 2017

Dreams of the Floating World: 15 Views of Tokugawa Japan

Curated by the students in Professor Brigid Vance's fall term course, HIST 388: Early Modern Japan

Leech Gallery






The Fine Print: Women Artists in the Dr. Robert Dickens ’63 Collection of Contemporary Art

Hoffmaster Gallery

This exhibition will commemorate the creation of the Dr. Robert Dickens ’63 Collection of Contemporary Works of Art on Paper at Lawrence University.






Lawrence University Studio Art Faculty Exhibition

Kohler Gallery

Tony Conrad, Lecturer of Art
Rob Neilson, Frederick R. Layton Professor of Art & Associate Professor of Art
Benjamin Rinehart, Associate Professor of Art
John Shimon, Associate Professor of Art
Meghan C. Sullivan, Uihlein Fellow of Studio Art



March 31 – May 7, 2017

Selections from the Paper Fox Printmaking Collection

Leech Gallery

This exhibition highlights the growing collection of contemporary prints created on our campus through the Paper Fox Printmaking Workshop. Featuring a variety of artists, print processes, and subject matter, this exhibition will also facilitate greater exposure for the Workshop and its mission.



Tara Bogart, The Burden of my own Immoderation

Hoffmaster Gallery






Tyanna Buie, Irrational in Light of Danger

Kohler Gallery


May 26 – July 2, 2017

Senior Art Majors Exhibition

Leech, Hoffmaster and Kohler Galleries










The annual exhibition of artwork by Lawrence University's senior studio art majors.


July 14 – August 18, 2017

Wriston Summer Exhibition Series: Kenn Kwint

Leech and Hoffmaster Galleries

The Wriston Summer Exhibition Series is an annual summer exhibition in the Wriston Art Galleries intended to engage the Fox Valley community in a conversation about artworks and artists of the Midwest.

During a successful career that has spanned more than 50 years, Milwaukee artist Kenn Kwint has amassed an impressive body of work, including over-sized abstract canvases, prints, paintings of abstract figures and portraits and more. This exhibition will showcase works in the Lawrence University permanent art collection, which were donated by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. of Kohler, WI.