January 4 – March 12

The Winter 2021 exhibitions will be open to the LU campus community by appointment only. Click here to request a day and time to view the exhibitions.

 

Leech Gallery:

Art of the Avant-Garde

This exhibition will feature artworks from Europe and the United States that trace the emergence of movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. This exhibition will help students enrolled in ARHI 242, taught by Professor Elizabeth Carlson, examine the shifting meanings of art, artistic production, and the definition of the term “artist” as considered against the massive political and social changes of the first half of the 20th century.

 

Hoffmaster Gallery:

more information soon...

 

Kohler Gallery: 

Five mini-exhibitions featuring student research on Lawrence University collections

This set of exhibitions feature student research and curation on collections donated to Lawrence University by generous alumni and foundations. Follow the links below to view online versions of these exhibitions.

 

Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse
Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse

Rule of Four: Ten Coins from the Roman Tetrarchycurated by McKinley Breen '21

 

 

 

Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993
Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993

Denaturing Vision: Four Prints from the Dickens Collection, curated by Matthew Brown ’21

 

 

 

 

Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka
Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka

Hiroshige’s 53 Stations on the Tokaido series, curated by May Li ’21

 

 

 

Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992

Seeing Art Now: Critical Issues in Contemporary Prints, curated by Professor Elizabeth Carlson’s winter 2020 ARHI 320 students

Featuring the Marshfield Clinic Collection and Kohler Foundation, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing

Drawing from the Collection, with artwork by studio art students Viviana Magaña ’21, Irma Vazquez Lara ’21, and Eliana Whitehouse ’21

April 1 – May 9

Leech Gallery: 

more information soon...
 
Hoffmaster Gallery:
Tom Jones, Little Did He Know, 2017
Tom Jones, Little Did He Know, 2017
In artist Tom Jones’s Remnants series, images re-appropriated from historical documents such as newspapers, etchings, and ledger drawings are engraved on glass and laid over photographs of patterned carpets and textiles taken at Indian casinos throughout the United States.
 
This exhibition will offer visitors a deeper exploration of the ways American Indians have been visually represented in historical popular culture and also raise crucial questions about these depictions of identity. The dialogue between the engraved images and the vibrantly colored photographs encourage reflection about events in U.S. history and the future for Indian communities with casino revenues.
 
Kohler Gallery:
Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Urban Chatter

Artist Sharon Kerry-Harlan lives in Milwaukee, WI and Hollywood, FL. She has exhibited internationally, at the Renwick Gallery, the American Craft Museum, the Harn Museum, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, among others. Her work in textiles and mixed media pairs the human figure, especially the face, with energetic patterns and colors drawn from African printed fabrics.

Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Urban Chatter

Sharon Kerry Harlan, Urban Chatter
Artist Statement: I use the human figure to make statements about the quick turnarounds that confront us both in life's mundane and unexpected circumstances. I am particularly intrigued by the human face - what it reveals to the world and what it disguises from the world.

May 28 - June 27

2021 Senior Art Show

An exhibition of selected works by Lawrence University’s senior studio art majors.

July 9 – August 22

Leech & Hoffmaster Galleries: 

Wriston Summer Exhibition Series: More from the Marshfield Clinic Collection

Arone Raymond Meeks
Arone Raymond Meeks, Contact, 1993

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, artists, and art collections of the Midwest. To date we have had successful exhibitions featuring artworks donated to Lawrence University by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. (Kenn Kwint, Joseph Friebert, Schomer Lichtner and Ruth Grotenrath) and those drawn primarily from our collection but supplemented with works from other Wisconsin museums and collections (Tom and Margaret Dietrich, Warrington Colescott). 

September 25 – November 19

Follow the links below to view online versions of all the Fall 2020 exhibitions.

 

Leech Gallery:

Tughra (calligraphic monogram) of Sultan Selim III
Tughra of Sultan Selim III
Shania Johnson ’22 curated this exhibition as part of her summer internship in the Wriston Art Galleries. Using Lawrence University’s collection of plaster casts of Islamic calligraphy and architectural elements, Ms. Johnson interrogates the privileged status of the original in the study of art and also explores the usual career of Turkish artist Tosun Bayrak.

 

 

 

 

Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan (1935)
Berenice Abbott, Tri-Boro Barber School, 1935
Debuting on the Freshman Studies list in the Fall term, Berenice Abbott’s photograph Tri-Boro Barber School, 264 Bowery, Manhattan (1935) anchors this exhibition. The exhibition also provides historical context to the various visual arts programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), including the Federal Art Project, the Public Works of Art Project, and the Treasury Relief Art Project, through additional artworks by artists like Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, John Sloan, Paul Cadmus, Mabel Dwight, and Wisconsin’s own Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner.

 

 

Kohler Gallery:

Five mini-exhibitions featuring student research on Lawrence University collections

This set of exhibitions feature student research and curation on collections donated to Lawrence University by generous alumni and foundations:

 
Gold Aureus of Diocletian obverse
Gold Aureus of Diocletian, obverse

 

Rule of Four: Ten Coins from the Roman Tetrarchy, curated by McKinley Breen ’21

 

 

 

Richard Bosman, Phosphorescence, 1993

 

 

 

 

 

Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka
Hiroshige, Tsuchiyama Station: Rainfall at Mt. Suzuka

 

Hiroshige’s 53 Stations on the Tokaido series, curated by May Li ’21 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992
Adrian Piper, Let's Have a Talk, 1992

 

Seeing Art Now: Critical Issues in Contemporary Prints, curated by Professor Elizabeth Carlson’s winter 2020 ARHI 320 students
Featuring the Marshfield Clinic Collection and Kohler Foundation, Inc.


 

 

Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Eliana Whitehouse, red chalk drawing
Drawing from the Collection, with artwork by studio art students Viviana Magaña ’21, Irma Vazquez Lara ’21, and Eliana Whitehouse ’21