Lehman Art Center

Attached to the Henry Luce III Library, the Robert Lehman Art Center opened in 1995. The 2,300-square-foot gallery hosts a number of exhibits annually. In previous years, art history classes and architectural design classes have met in the seminar and viewing room in the building's lower level. Financial support for the art center came from the Robert Lehman Foundation, with special encouragement from Robin Lehman ’55, a well-known artist and filmmaker.

This Lehman schedule of exhibits includes many different mediums, and while it will likely be expanded as the year continues, the following is a list of shows already booked. Be sure to check back for updates.

The gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to Noon. The gallery is closed during school holidays and vacations, including Nov. 5 and Nov. 17–26. Admission is free. Please direct all questions about the RLAC to Director Amy Graham at (978) 918-1036.

2017-2018 Exhibit Schedule

J. Jacobsen and T. Sherrell, photography collaboration
In teaching residence: week of Sept. 25
Formal opening: September 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Gordon Chase, sculpture and drawings
In teaching residence: week of Oct. 9
Formal opening: October 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Peter Bruun, activist/artist/addiction specialist
Formal opening: December 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Cynthia Packard, paintings
Teaching: In conjunction with Winter Term students in Provincetown, Mass.
Formal opening: February 9 at 6:30 p.m.

A ten-day, community-wide collaborative project in the space, incorporating drawing, collage, photography and on-site sculpture.
No formal opening: Show will run February 12 through 21.

Michael Kolster, photography, mixed-media, environmental activist
In teaching residence: April 10
Formal opening: April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Austin Thomas, printing, mixed-media
In teaching residence: April 23
Formal opening: April 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Robert Lehman Art Center Mission Statement

The mission of the Robert Lehman Art Center (RLAC) is focused upon the convergence of high quality professional artists and their work with Brooks School students and the greater Brooks School community. We aim to engage students, teachers, employees, parents and alumni and their guests in the viewing, participation, understanding and benefit of all art forms, with a particular emphasis on visual art.

Each school year, we exhibit an average of five artists who display work in the gallery for four to six weeks, participate in a formal show opening, and work with our students in the studios for a week. Artists are selected to represent a broad range of styles, media and content. We consider carefully a balance of age, gender, race, and level of notoriety in choosing artists. It is important that each artist produces strong work and is able to interact with high school students in a clear, positive and effective manner.

It is our hope that Brooks School students and alumni will engage in and build relationships with artists, and lead to both formal and informal mentorship opportunities beyond the physical walls of the campus.

The gallery is located in the center of campus, attached to the Luce Library. It is important that the space is accessible to the entire community, and its hours of operation coincide with class time; often exhibitions are presented in an interdisciplinary fashion for faculty in all departments to connect the work with their lessons.

Past Exhibits

April 2017
Tjasa Owen '89, painter

February 2017
Mike Congleton, artist (batik)

November 2016
Suzette Bross Bulley, photographer

October 2016
Andy Warhol, artist

September 2016
Alumnae artists Georgina Ustik '12
and Annie McLoughlin '12

February 2015
Edward Hemingway, artist and author

January 2015
Miranda Shackleton, pottery

December 2014
Soccer/Squash Jerseys

October-November 2014
Rob Bramhall, architect

September 2014
Ali Clift, artist

April 2014
Graham Nickson, painter

February 2014
Tony Decaneas, photographer

January 2014
Nella Lush, painter

November 2013
Jen Bradley, painter;

October 2013
Jim Sperber '87, painter

May–June 2013

Student Art Show

April–May 2013
Nancy Taplin, Vermont-based painter

February–March 2013
Austin Thomas, visual artist, creator of Pocket Utopia

Winter Term 2013
Matthew Mol and a team from retailer Anthropologie

October–December 2012
Fashion and drawing with Nong Tumsutipong

September–October 2012
Faculty Show

May-June 2012
Brooks School Student Art Show

April 2012
Presentation in the RLAC of Hank Rogerson's Shakespeare Behind Bars

March-April 2012
Sculpture by Jack Vasapoli

February 2012
DeSales Harrison, poet and poetry professor

January-February 2012

Paintings by Cynthia Packard, artist out of Provincetown and NYC

November-December 2011
Photography and works on paper by Peruvian Artist Paola deNegri

September-October 2011
Brooks faculty show: "#FOUND" (Works of Amy Graham, Shelley Zatsky and Lynn McLoughlin)