The exhibition program at Lesley University offers the Boston community the chance to view the work of renowned and emerging artists, as well as alumni, students, and faculty.
We have several art galleries on our Cambridge campus where we show the works of alumni, students, faculty, and artists from the community.
Lunder Arts Center1801 Massachusetts AvenueCambridge, MAMonday–Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am–6:00 pmThursday: 9:00 am–8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pmFor information, contact Director of Exhibitions Bonnie Robinson
The Roberts Gallery serves the College of Art and Design by exhibiting the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists, regional artists, and younger emerging artists of merit. Aligning with the educational mission and standards of the College of Art and Design, exhibitions are selected and curated across media and reflect the multiplicity of interests fostered by curricular programs of the college. The presence of professional artists and designers enriches our environment and enables students to connect with creative individuals leading successful careers in the arts.
The Roberts Gallery is a site for interaction, scholarship, and dialogue. Ideas and viewpoints are freely explored and respectfully expressed. Primarily serving our student body, College of Art and Design's exhibitions, lectures, and events are also open to communities beyond the University. As the largest and most visible of the University galleries, the Robert's Gallery plays a significant role in public outreach and in maintaining our identity as a professional school of art and design.
Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MAMonday–Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00 am–6:00 pmThursday: 9:00 am–8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm–5:00 pmFor information, contact Director of Exhibitions Bonnie Robinson
The Raizes Gallery primarily showcases student work and departmental exhibitions.
Gallery is open to the public for art receptions and openings, usually held on Fridays between 6 and 9pm.Please check events listing for current information.
Students also have the opportunity to assist with mounting exhibitions and personally meet visiting artists. Each year, the BFA graduate exhibitions hang on the same walls that held retrospectives of celebrated artists such as German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz, illustrator Edward Gorey, Brazilian filmmaker Miguel Rio Branco, and graphic designer Paula Scher.
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MATuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Hours are subject to change; please call ahead to confirm.
For information, Andrew Mroczek
Working in concert with the Roberts and Raizes galleries, the VanDernoot gallery features rotating exhibits of mid-career and established artists while supporting the work of the alums of the Lesley University College of Art and Design through The Alumni Exhibition Series. This site has held exhibitions of prominent artists such as Dan Estabrook, Luba Lukova, Karen Moss, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and Shen Wei; and is utilized as a teaching gallery for departmental thesis exhibitions in Fine Art, Photography, Deign, Illustration and Animation.
Located on the ground level of University Hall, among several retail destinations, the gallery promotes a strong relationship with the faculty and students of College of Art and Design and those of The Graduate School of Education, as well as with the greater-Cambridge community.
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MAMonday through Saturday: 9:00 am-6:00 pmSunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm For exhibits in the Marran Gallery/Lounge area, contact Elizabeth Chambers
Situated on Lesley's Doble campus, the Marran Gallery functions as a community gallery, supporting the programs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the Graduate School of Education. The Marran Gallery is the main site for several student exhibitions highlighting works created within the capstone courses for Expressive Therapies, the Annual Women's Center exhibition, and exhibition that work in tandem with the programming of the adjacent Marran Theater.
For more information on current exhibitions, please visit Lesley University's exhibitions events page.
For inquiries and information on how to submit work for consideration, please email Director of Exhibitions Bonnell Robinson or Assistant Director Andrew Mrozcek.
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