Helen Hyde and the Japanese Print Tradition

Maeve Jackson, To Find the Stillness in Movement

January 17 - March 13, 2020
Maeve Jackson, HER : Hotel Pupik
Maeve Jackson, H.E.R., 2019


About the Wriston Art Galleries

The mission of the Wriston Art 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 objects that the galleries exhibit and collect.


The Wriston Art Galleries is made up of three exhibition spaces that change five times a year. The Galleries present temporary exhibitions featuring the work of contemporary artists, selections from the art collection, traveling exhibitions, and the Annual Senior Art Show. The Galleries are an interdisciplinary space, striving to connect to all areas of campus: music, sciences, humanities, and fine arts.


The art collection has been built primarily through gifts from generous alumni and friends of Lawrence University. The collection contains more than 5,800 objects - prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture, 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 alumnus 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.


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

Special Events

Friday, January 17, 6-9 p.m.

Artist talk by Maeve Jackson

at 6:30 p.m. in the galleries


Tuesday, January 21, 4:30 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium


Ancient Coin Petting Zoo (Classics Week)

Thursday, January 30, 1:30-3 p.m.

Wriston 227, Print Study Room


Poetry Reading by Mark Wunderlich

Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m.

Wriston Art Galleries


Tuesday, February 11, 4:30 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium


Monday, February 17, 4:30 p.m.

Wriston Auditorium

Special screenings of student film/video work around campus to follow


Exhibition Closing Event

Week of March 9 - TBA

Wriston Art Galleries


Art @ Noon, 12:00 noon

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

March 12 - with Christa Story, Curator of Helen Hyde and the Japanese Print Tradition, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College

April 9

May 7

June 18

July 16

August 13


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