The Hewitt Gallery of Art is a laboratory for and an extension of the pedagogy of the Art Department program.
The Gallery provides opportunities for art majors to gain first-hand experience in exhibiting their Senior Thesis projects, as well as having solo exhibitions in their spring semester. Juniors also exhibit in an annual group exhibition and students are able to curate and organize shows in conjunction with their mentors and the Gallery Director.
The Hewitt Gallery of Art, comprised of the Esplanade and the adjacent Black and White Galleries in Nugent Hall and Carson Hall, offers the Marymount Manhattan community exposure to professional artists and to the larger art world.
The Gallery is known in the New York art community as an alternative exhibition space showcasing contemporary art of emerging and mid-career artists. Innovative and challenging works of art reflecting a wide range of concerns and styles are presented in changing thematic exhibitions. Recent professional exhibitions have been Après Coup: Transforming Trauma into Art, Present Danger, Altered States, Art & Politics: See it Now!, The Selfie & Others, Self-similarity in Math, Nature and Art, and The Mind’s Eye: Sight & Insight.
In conjunction with the exhibitions, gallery receptions give students the opportunity to engage with professional artists, critics, collectors, and curators. Many of the exhibiting artists are also guest presenters in our Art and Art History classes.