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May 22 - July 5

Senior Art Exhibition 2015


July 15 - August 16, 2015

Wriston Summer Exhibition Series: The Artwork of Warrington Colescott

Wisconsin-based artist Warrington Colescott is well-known for his use of satire and wit in tackling both historical and contemporary subject matter, from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the on-field dominance of the Green Bay Packers. Featuring highlights from the Lawrence University art collection, this exhibition will also present the complete History of Printmaking series, in which Colescott blends historical information on the development of printmaking techniques with his own humorous interpretations of events.

About the Wriston Art Center 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.


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

Special Events

Art @ Noon, noon-12:20 p.m., meet in the Wriston Art Center Lobby

Join us for a 20-minute tour of the exhibitions in the Wriston Art Galleries. Each tour will be unique!
July 16, presenter Aleisha Barton '16
August 13
September 24
October 15
November 12

Art on the Town, 6 p.m., Wriston Art Center

Special exhibitions with extended hours for Appleton's Art on the Town will take place on:
July 17

All events are free and open to the public

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