The Hewitt Gallery of Art

The Hewitt Gallery of Art is a laboratory for and an extension of the pedagogy of the Art Department program.

Briana DeFranco Senior Solo installation
Briana DeFranco Senior Solo installation (detail)

Current Exhibition

MAKING VISIBLE: Migration and Identity - April 3-May 2, 2023

The exhibition features nine artists who have immigrated from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Taiwan, Honduras, the Philippines, and Iran.

The artists employ a range of mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Their work interrogates issues of assimilation, adaption, cultural identity, and representation. They have crossed borders both real and imagined, finding connections between their own personal experiences and those of a wider audience.

The Hewitt Gallery of Art

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 include Changing Lanes, The Female Gaze, Psychogeography, Après Coup: Transforming Trauma into Art, Present Danger, Altered StatesArt and Politics: See it Now!, The Selfie and OthersSelf-similarity in Math, Nature and Art, and The Mind’s Eye: Sight and 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.

CLICK here to view all past and current student and professional exhibitions in the Hewitt Gallery of Art.