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

Inside/Outdoors

An exhibit by Eva Mantell, Joel Beck, and their Collaboration, greenworldx2

September 1 - October 7, 2022

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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 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12 - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
By Appointment
 
hutchinsgalleries@lawrenceville.org

 

Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Hutchins Galleries: Inside/Outdoors
Inside/Outdoors continues this pan-art/architectural vein, probing for enlivened engagement with our direct surroundings. Our studio objects still wear several hats, as images, ideas, and also links in the architectural continuum. They surface as paintings, sculptures, as lighting and furniture, connecting to and shaping architectural space and its relation to landscape. Blurring boundaries between inside and outside, between the natural and the man-made, our collaboration aims to spark new connectivity. The various spaces that compose
 
The Hutchins Galleries create a singularly interesting location allowing a site-specific installation of connected spaces incorporating these interests along with our individual works.

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greenworldx2’s immersive installations, lighting and design interventions have been presented at the Van Alen Institute in Gowanus, Brooklyn, The Mariboe Gallery at the Peddie School, Head Hi Gallery, and Brooklyn’s Walkabout Oyster Theater Company.
 

Eva Mantell

Eva Mantell creates sculpture from everyday materials, finding an unlikely suitability as potential art material that parallels the unlikely possibility of forms in nature. Eva’s artwork implies an energetic potential — the forms she creates suggest complex possibilities that remain open to the imagination.

Eva's work in sculpture, installation, video and performance has been seen at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, LaMama Experimental Theater, the Jersey City Museum, P.S.1 The Arts Council of Princeton, and more. Eva has a BA from Penn and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. She teaches Art As Activism at Rutgers University and runs Arthouse, an arts enrichment program over Zoom.

Mom to Sam Noden, Lawrenceville Class of 2017, Eva's late husband Merrell Noden was class of 1973.

Joel Beck

Joel Beck is specially concerned with painting while allowing that its ideas, using images, light, color, volume and space to shape experience have fully escaped the bottle, accepting art as a state of vivid experience in constant flux, in the process of being constantly re-informed and re-contextualized.

Born in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Joel works in Brooklyn and in Princeton, NJ, Known as the Founder/Co-Owner and Director of Roebling Hall Gallery, and an earlier iteration Salon75 Gallery, and has been a Guest lecturer at Christie's Education, NYC and at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Joel's paintings have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Harcus-Krakow Gallery and the Portia Harcus Gallery in Boston. Awarded numerous grants and prizes, including an NEA grant, Joel is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

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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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