LOCALITY: Celebrating New England Art and Craft Traditions
Anne Dufresne, Taconic Range, 1997 (detail). Oil on board. Permanent Collection, Chapel Art Center
Tranquility & Drama: Nineteenth-century Landscapes and Genre Painting
Charles Franklin Pierce, White Mountains, Saco River, c. 1880 (detail). Oil on canvas. Permanent Collection, Chapel Art Center
On view January 24 - February 21, 2020
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.