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
Thursday, November 30, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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.|
Works by Eileen Ferara
November 27, 2023 - January 11, 2024
Nature and its underlying systems and patterns amaze me. My current work is an exploration of our relationship to urban wild spaces through a multidisciplinary art practice which includes painting, printmaking, installation and sculpture. My process involves time spent sketching, taking photographs and writing about plants and other organisms in nature, then developing work in the studio. Drawing is the beginning for much of my work, and even when I am using paint, sandpaper or glue, I express myself using a combination of marks on a surface and an interest in reinterpreting my subject matter.
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.
- Three-Part Inventions | October 13 - November 11, 2023
- A Brush with Reality | September 1 - October 7, 2023
- Ansel Adams: Sharply Focused | May 1 - June 10, 2023
- From North Africa to North America | February 10 - April 8, 2023
- Hope from Within | February 10 - April 8, 2023
- Somewhere Special | October 13 - December 3, 2022
- Inside/Outdoors | September 1 - October 7, 2022
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.
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.