Events and Exhibitions

Ongoing exhibitions include a broad spectrum of professional, student and alumni artwork throughout the year.

The galleries are the site of the annual senior and all-student juried exhibitions, which are opportunities for students to exhibit their work in a formal gallery environment.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Current Events and Exhibitions

News item

Senior Studio Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5 - 8 p.m.
Exhibition on view April 13 — May 11.
Chauncey Stillman Gallery
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

Featured Artists

Lori Anderson, Scott Bartlett, Shaina Bernard, Hannah Bogart, Ashley Gibbs, Jazzlynn Gilot, Mary Helchowski, Sharon “Bingk” Houle, Sarah Kentoffio, Heidi Klieber, Qingyu Lu, Alec Luciano, Paul Michael, Jennifer Moore, Austin Morrison, Antoinette Oyola, Jasmine Oyola, Aubrianna Robinson, Rani Rusnock, Matthew Russo, Chelsea Visel, McKenzie West, Martha Williams

With gratitude to our generous sponsors: Overabove | Saybrook Point Inn/Fresh Salt

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

News item

A Living Monument to Cultural Heritage Preservation: Cities of Peace Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 5 - 7 pm
Exhibition on view June 22 through September 8.
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

“Cities of Peace” honors the history and culture of various cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma, including Baghdad, Beijing, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa, Monrovia, New York, Sarajevo, and Yerevan. Frank’s visit to Jerusalem in 1999 inspired her to produce the first painting in the series and to visualize the creation of other works representing additional cities that have survived strife. The series directs action through hopeful energy by celebrating the best of the human spirit, transforming anguish into beauty.

For more information about “Cities of Peace” visit:

Ellen Frank, Ph.D.

Artist, scholar, and writer, Ellen Frank has received many awards in painting, book design, and scholarship including a Fulbright Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation Fellowship, PollockKrasner Award in Painting, New York State Council on the Arts, and a New York Foundation for the Arts grant. Dr. Frank studied art history and connoisseurship at Yale University, the Courtauld and Warburg Institutes, and holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in English Literature and the Visual Arts from Stanford University. In 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate for her work with Cities of Peace from the Russian Armenian (Slavonic) University. Dr. Frank was Assistant Professor of English Literature at UC Berkeley where she co-designed and created the first interdisciplinary major “Literature and the Visual Arts”; she was guest Associate Professor at Barnard College and Rutgers University; Visiting Professor at School of Visual Arts and Tyler School of Art. Her first book, Literary Architecture: Essays Toward a Tradition (University of California Press), was awarded the New York Institute for Graphic Arts 50 Best Books; Ronce & Coffin Club Design Award; and “Best Book in 50 Years” by University of California Press.

In 2005, Dr. Frank founded Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation, Inc., a non-profit global organization dedicated to the transformative power of art to build a culture of understanding and peace. “Cities of Peace” is its primary initiative. As artistic director, Dr. Frank has trained artist-interns from more than 25 countries, and unites scholars and experts to work on its joint creations.

Related Lecture

“Lecture by Ellen Frank, Ph.D.
Sparking Light from Darkness: Transforming Anguish into Beauty”
February 22, 5 - 7 pm.
Click here for more details.

See More See Less

Past Events and Exhibitions

News item

42nd Annual Student Exhibition

Two Locations!

Exhibition on view February 9 - March 31, 2018
Chauncey Stillman Gallery at Lyme
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 4pm

Hygienic Basement Gallery, New London
Exhibition on view Saturday, March 10 through Friday, March 30.
Closing Reception on Friday, March 30, 6 - 9 pm