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.

Gallery Details:

  • 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.

Recent Exhibit

Featuring the work of Brooks School faculty, staff and friends, the "Brooks Faculty Show" was on display March 1 - 18, 2020 with an artist's reception on March 7 from 6-8 p.m. 


2019-2020 Exhibit Schedule

MeadEaglePhotos, "Environments, Cultures and Wildlife at Risk"
In teaching residence: Week of September 23 
Formal opening: September 26 at 7 p.m. READ MORE and SEE PHOTOS

Student Art Show, mixed media
Student work from Brooks' Center for the Arts, Fall 2019 sampling from students in the arts.
October 15 - 30. Formal opening: October 18, show and parent reception, 7 - 8:30 p.m. SEE PHOTOS

200 Women: "Who Will Change the Way You See the World exhibition
November 1 - December 14. READ MORE

Laura Nichols GP'18, GP'20, GP'22, ceramicist, raku
Winter Term visiting artist, January 10 - 25
Formal opening: January 10, show and reception, 6-8 p.m. SEE PHOTOS

Jim Sperber '87, painting
In teaching residence: Week of February 24
Formal opening: February 27, artist's reception 6 - 8 p.m. READ MORE and SEE PHOTOS 
Brooks Faculty Show
March 1 - 18
Formal opening: March 7. SEE PHOTOS 


Mission Statement

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.

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 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.

Previous Exhibits 

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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)