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 (detail)
SENIOR THESIS & BFA ART EXHIBITION - December 11, 2023 - February 20, 2024
This exhibition features the work of ten practice-based BA and BFA art majors. It includes examples of work from graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators and studio artists. The breadth and scope of media and styles attest to the diversity of approaches and individual visions that are the hallmark of the art program at MMC. Join us in celebrating our students’ accomplishments.
DISEGNO-IN-MOTION - October 16 - December 5, 2023
This group exhibition features contemporary artists who explore animation as an extension of a traditional plastic arts process, as well as animators who walk the experimental edge where the ‘illusion of life’ succumbs to the allure of the infinite possibilities of the next frame.
Artists in the exhibition include: Aryel René Jackson, Erma Fiend, Ezra Wube, Jeremy Couillard, Joseph Silver, Lorin Roser, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Matt Bollinger, Matt Richtards, Mike Estabrook, Scott Kiernan, Tadashi Moriyama, and Vandana Jain. Curated by Brian Zegeer with Hallie Cohen.
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 Disegno-in-Motion, Changing Lanes, The Female Gaze, Psychogeography, Après Coup: Transforming Trauma into Art, Present Danger, Altered States, Art and Politics: See it Now!, The Selfie and Others, Self-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.