About the Chapel Art Center

The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center is Saint Anselm College's gallery for the exhibition of fine art. Founded in 1967, this facility provides a gracious setting for special exhibitions and houses a permanent collection of artworks. It welcomes the campus and general public with exhibitions throughout the academic year.

Formerly the college's chapel, the Chapel Art Center maintains a beautifully decorated vaulted ceiling with allegorical lunettes painted by Father Raphael Pfisterer, O.S.B. (1877-1942) and magnificent stained glass windows. Its uniquely serene ambiance and rich historical significance make for the perfect cultural setting. As a center for the promotion of the fine arts, exhibitions coincide with lectures, tours, concerts, and recitals.

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Upcoming Exhibitions 

Dilecta: Reflecting on a Permanent Collection
Part II: Origins and Flourishes

On view NOVEMBER 18TH, 2022 - FEBRUARY 10TH, 2023

From the Recent Past

Dilecta: Reflecting on a Permanent Collection
Part I: An Abundance of Considerations

On view SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 21ST, 2022

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Virtual Exhibitions

ArtSurround: Pairings

An interactive viewing of pairings of works selected from the Chapel Art Center’s Permanent Collection.

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