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Join us for our next exhibition opening Friday, April 3, 6 p.m.

April 3 - May 3, 2015

Through Alice's Eyes: An Exhibition in Honor of Alice King Case
Leech Gallery

Martin Brief: Amazon God
Hoffmaster Gallery

The Pursuit of Knowledge and Understanding:
Recent Acquisitions in an Interdisciplinary Context

Opening reception with music
April 3, 6 p.m., Wriston Art Center

Artist talk by Martin Brief
April 21, 4:30 p.m.
Worcester Auditorium, Wriston Art Center

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

Artist talk by Martin Brief, Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 p.m., Wriston Auditorium

Poetry Reading by Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Thursday, April 23, 4:30-5:50 p.m., Hoffmaster Gallery

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!
April 16, presenter Emma Wandro '15
May 28, presenter Kate Griebler '15
July 16, presenter Aleisha Barton '16

All events are free and open to the public

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