Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

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2016-2017 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

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

Spring Term Exhibitions

Friday, March 31

Artist Talk by Tyanna Buie at 6 p.m., Wriston Auditorium

Reception with refreshments to follow

Artist Talk by Tara Bogart

Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m., Wriston Auditorium

 

Senior Art Show 2017

Opening Reception

Friday, May 26 at 6 p.m.

 

Poetry in the Galleries

Monday, February 27, 7 p.m. - Rita Mae Reese
Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. - Ashley Jones
 
Art @ Noon, 12:00 noon
Join us for a unique 20-minute lunchtime tour of the exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries.
March 9
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 20
August 10

 

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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