Hutchins Galleries

The Hutchins Galleries

The Hutchins Galleries are a home for the Lawrenceville School's permanent collection of art and a host for rotating exhibits of working, regional artists.

We hope to integrate art into the lives of people, inspiring individual reflection, community dialogue, and historical and cultural awareness. We believe in the power of art to stimulate creative thinking, aesthetic appreciation, and enjoyment. The exhibitions and programs of the galleries are intended to inspire and challenge the school community while offering a resource for teaching in all disciplines.


Current Exhibition | November 27, 2023 - January 11, 2024

Works by Eileen Ferara

Uneasy Balance

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm

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The Hutchins Galleries
The Lawrenceville School
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


The Hutchins Galleries are located within The Hutchins Center, adjacent to the Gruss Center of Art and Design (GCAD) The main entrance for the Hutchins Galleries is at the rear of the building, and can be accessed during open viewing hours.


Monday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
By Appointment


My current work evolved out of personal observations of invasive species in the US, which began when I became fascinated with the seed pods of an invasive water plant, known as Devil’s head pods, while exploring the bank of the Hudson River. My attention has expanded to other non native plant species considered invasive to the NYC metropolitan area. The narrative around these plants is not simple and It is important to think about who and what defines them, and how humans should try to manage and protect local ecosystems. I feel a connection to the leaves, flowers, roots and seed pods of these plants and my paintings are created through a study of the plant life combined with a spontaneous process, shifting from abstract lines and shapes to representational imagery in a process I think of as visual poetry.
Eileen Ferara - Uneasy Balance
Eileen Ferara - Uneasy Balance
Eileen Ferara - Uneasy Balance
Eileen Ferara - Uneasy Balance

The story of these plants involves migration and overpopulation, a result of human being’s expansion and disruption of the planet. I am attracted to their beauty and my work is inspired by the exquisite design of these natural objects. I hope to encourage reflection on the fragility of balance in the places we live and our impact on the environment.

EILEEN FERARA is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work is focused on the human relationship to the environment. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, she creates paintings, paper installations and sculptures based on observation, research and imagination.
Ferara’s work has been included in numerous exhibits in the United States. In 2022 she received a Jersey City Arts and Culture Individual Artist Fellowship, and a Puffin Foundation grant for her outdoor paper making project. Ferara was an artist-in-residence at Fire Island National Seashore in New York and an Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation resident artist at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City in 2019. She was awarded a 2017 Puffin Foundation grant supporting her paper and print installation on the invasive plant species Trapa Natans L., also known as Devil’s head pods. Her work is in the collection of the William Paterson University Galleries, The King St. Stephens Museum of Hungary, Memorial Sloan Kettering and many private collectors. Ferara holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Born in the Bronx, she currently lives and works in Jersey City.

Past Exhibits


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Collection and Spaces

The generosity of Glenn H. Hutchins '73, provided the gift that allowed the Hutchins Galleries to be instituted on campus. The Hutchins Galleries are a gift of the Hutchins Family Foundation in honor of Marguerite and James Hutchins. The Lawrenceville School's art collection is made possible through the generosity and goodwill of its alumni and parents; The collection has grown rapidly in the past decade to well over 500 works of art that include an impressive collection of photography, sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ancient artifacts and textiles. Education remains the primary focus for the growth of Lawrenceville's collection.

The Hutchins Galleries
The Hutchins Galleries

Renovated and reopened in 2021, the Galleries will continue to provide arts education and a welcoming community space through rotating exhibitions of working artists and display of our permanent collection. The permanent collection is also intended to be a resource to the entire faculty, to encourage object and inquiry-focused opportunities that lend themselves well to the Harkness style of teaching. Through exhibition work, the Galleries will be yet another area on campus where students, faculty, alumni, and the local community are provided the opportunity to explore and appreciate the perspectives and identities of others, as well as their own.


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