Exhibits Gallery

Jan 10, 2017 Can a portrait provide a sense of universal truth to a viewer in order to promote health or well-being or to the degree of saving a life? Can a painting promote a sense of community, a presence of fraternity and sisterhood or general camaraderie while challenging systematic or cultural injustices? Can art serve as a bastion of safety while acting as a civil “call to arms” or by simply alarming... more
Dec 27, 2016 “Any successful photograph is a gift,” says photographer Robin Z. Boger. “A gift of place, of people and of spirit.” In an upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery, Boger’s photographs of city and rural life in Cuba appear alongside Sean Kernan’s photographs taken at a boxing club in Kampala, Uganda. “We both went into other universes than our own,” says Kernan. “But our responses were quite... more
Dec 21, 2016 Join us on Thursday January 19 for a public screening of the most recent work produced by the participants of the School Year Production Program. Students have been working since October on a diverse mix of projects that tell the stories of what they think is important from their own perspectives. The screening is free and open to the public. more
Dec 21, 2016 Join us on Thursday January 19 for a public screening of the most recent work produced by the participants of the School Year Production Program. Students have been working since October on a diverse mix of projects that tell the stories of what they think is important from their own perspectives. The screening is free and open to the public. more
Nov 18, 2016 An exhibition of artwork by students from New England Preparatory schools. Students are challenged to activate a 12x12(x12) work of art around the concept or theme of identity. This project is intended to provide high school students with the opportunity to exhibit work in a university setting, alongside the work of their peers from other AANEPS schools. As an institution with a long history of... more
Nov 18, 2016 The BFA Graduate exhibition highlights the work and accomplishments of graduates of Lesley University College of Art and Design’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. The work will be on display from December 2 – 18, 2016. The exhibition features painting, photography, sculpture, digital media, installation and more, charting the many ways contemporary artists engage with contemporary practice. BFA... more
Oct 14, 2016 Allston Arts District celebrates 30th annual Open Studios. Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, noon to 6pm. 1 Braintree Street, 119 Braintree Street and the Harvard Ed Portal on 224 Western Avenue, Allston See original works from 40 artists: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, original design clothing and accessories, hand crafted soy candles and soaps, jewelry, photo art coasters and... more
Oct 6, 2016 “Birches have nearly taken over my studio,” says artist Marja Lianko, whose upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery features paintings and sculpture depicting—and, in some cases, made of—trees, bark and branches. Lianko is a fixture in the Boston art scene. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts for 23 years, and has shown her work at the MFA, the Fogg Museum, the DeCordova, the Rose... more
Sep 16, 2016 An exhibit by professional photographer and artist Mark Teiwes (MFA '16), who used a camera-less process to shoot photosensitive material and literally document the effects of a gunshot. What does a gunshot look like? Not a gunshot's obvious human toll, as seen in so many high-profile cases, but the actual shot itself? Artist's Statement: Using a camera-less process, I shoot photosensitive... more
Aug 23, 2016 “I wanted to challenge myself to represent water in unexpected ways,” says artist Wendy Prellwitz. The paintings and monotypes in her upcoming show at the Chandler Gallery juxtapose night with day, solidity with fluidity, and the concrete with the unknowable while depicting water in abstracted textures and shades of magenta, orange and black. The exhibition is part of the annual Spirit Awards... more
Aug 19, 2016 Please join us for the gala opening of the exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. 100% of the proceeds from this event will benefit scholarships for talented art students who have significant financial need in order to achieve their dreams of a college education and a career in the arts. Join arts, fashion, and business leaders for an evening of fine food and wine, music, a silent auction of... more
Aug 2, 2016 Please join CCTV's Summer Media Institute for a screening of their work on Thursday, August 11 at 6 pm. more
Aug 2, 2016 Maud Morgan Arts faculty members Jasmine Baetz, Nina Berinstein, Rachel Eng, Jessica Gaddis, Zachary Mickelson, and Tiffany Playford showcase the versatility of ceramics in this group show. Their diverse styles encompass pottery (both functional and decorative), sculpture, mixed media, and clay “paintings.” Gallery hours 10am-5pm. Opening reception August 18, 6-8pm. more
Jun 24, 2016 We are bearing witness to the highest level of mass migration in human history. The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that conflict, generalized violence, and human rights violations couple with drought, disease, and a lack of work, shelter, food, and clean water has forcibly displaced over 58 million people. This number is much higher when... more
Jun 24, 2016 Join Lesley University and the College of Art and Design in celebrating the work of Irving Penn. Saturday, October 1 in the Lunder Arts Center, Faculty from the Photography department will be photographing viewers of the Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty Exhibition. The faculty will echo the stylized portraiture made famous by Penn in the twentieth century. Penn's portraiture successfully described the... more
Jun 21, 2016 Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Lunder Arts Center 1801 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02140 For more information about the exhibition and other events visit lesley.edu/penn. Lecture featuring Merry Foresta, Curator of Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty The exhibition has been curated by Merry Foresta, guest curator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A catalogue, co-published by The Irving Penn... more
Jun 21, 2016 “Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty” will be the first-ever major exhibition of Penn’s work in the Boston metropolitan area, and this exhibit’s only appearance in New England. The free exhibition opens Sept. 10 in the university’s new Lunder Arts Center in Porter Square, Cambridge. Irving Penn (1917–2009) is known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images, many of which appeared in Vogue... more
Jun 21, 2016 Part I Presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery June 30 – July 29, 2016 Reception | Friday, July 8, 5-7pm Part II Presented at University Place Gallery June 30 – September 3, 2016Reception | Friday, July 8, 5-7pm Prizes presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery 6:30pm Awards presented by | Ali Ringenburg, Sloane Merrill Gallery | Denise Jillson & Bill Manley, Harvard Square Business... more
Jun 13, 2016 “We are all weavers of images above and below the surface,” says Eleanor Rubin, one of the three artists featured in the Chandler Gallery’s upcoming show, “Intention and Chance: Evolving Images by Constance Jacobson, Eleanor Rubin, and Susan Schmidt.” The exhibition title refers to the printmaking process—which each artist uses—and to the ways that the artist’s objectives interact with factors... more
Jun 5, 2016 Boston ACT-SO kicks off its run of monthly, summer shows and accompanying programs for new art appreciators, with a presentation of Paul Goodnight's work. 5:30pm-6:00pm Establishing Meaningful and Purposeful Relationships Between Collectors & Artists 6:00pm-8:00pm Opening: The Art of Paul Goodnight To RSVP: http://paulgoodnight.eventbrite.com/ more
May 27, 2016 You are invited to a screening of films produced by teens in CCTV's Youth Media Program. Prior to the start of the screening, teens will host a reception in the Karen Aqua Gallery, where their photography will be on exhibit through June 22. 6 pm- 6:30 pm: Reception in the Gallery 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm: Screening of Youth Films more