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.
- Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Closed during school holidays and vacations.
- Admission is free.
Featuring the work of potter Laura Nichols GP'18, GP'20, GP'22, Playing With Fire: Risk and Reward shares burnished horse hair raku, obvara raku, pit-fired and sagger-fired pottery. The exhibit will be on display January 10 - 25, 2020 with an opening reception on January 10.
2019-2020 Exhibit Schedule
Student Art Show, mixed media
Student work from Brooks' Center for the Arts, Fall 2019 sampling from students in the arts.
Formal opening: October 18, show and parent reception, 7 - 8:30 p.m. SEE PHOTOS
Jim Sperber '87, painting
In teaching residence: Week of February 24
Brooks Faculty Show
Formal opening: March 6/7
Henry Buhl '48, "A Show of Hands: Photographs and mixed media from The Collection of Henry Buhl"
William "Bill" Ferris '60: "Dust to Digital: Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians"
Advanced Student Artists show
The mission of the Robert Lehman Art Center is focused on 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.
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 attached to the Luce Library. It is important that the space is accessible to the community, and its hours of operation coincide with class time; often exhibitions are presented in an inter-disciplinary fashion for faculty in all departments to connect the work with lessons.
- February 2019: Kristi Kohut, mixed media SEE PHOTOS
- January 2019: Emilie Rhys, drawing, SEE PHOTOS and READ MORE
- December 2018: Hank Rogerson, documentary film, SEE PHOTOS and READ MORE
- October/November 2018: Marco Palli, sculpture, SEE PHOTOS
- September 2018: Friends and Family, collaboration, SEE PHOTOS and READ MORE
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- April 2018: Austin Thomas, printing, mixed-media
- March 2018: Michael Kolster, photography, mixed-media, environmental activist
- February 2018: #CONSTRUCTIONBROOKS
- A community-wide collaborative drawing project on the Lehman Art Center walls.
- January 2018: Cynthia Packard, paintings, in conjunction with Winter Term students in Provincetown, Mass.
- December 2017: Peter Bruun, activist/artist/addiction specialist
- October 2017: Gordon Chase, sculpture and drawings
- September 2017: J. Jacobsen and T. Sherrell, photography collaboration
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April 2017: Tjasa Owen '89, painter, READ MORE
February 2017: Mike Congleton, artist (batik), SEE PHOTOS
November 2016: Suzette Bross Bulley, photographer
October 2016: Andy Warhol, artist SEE PHOTOS
September 2016: Alumnae artists Georgina Ustik '12 and Annie McLoughlin '12
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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)