The Chapel Art Center is pleased to begin the fall season with a pair of exhibitions curated from the Permanent Collection.

A Public Opening Reception for the fall exhibits will be held Thursday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

LOCALITY: Celebrating New England Art and Craft Traditions

Taconic Range by Anne Dufresne

LOCALITY presents a survey of fine and decorative art by artists hailing from New Hampshire and neighboring regions. Featuring remarkable examples of historic and modern furniture, studio ceramics, glass, as well as paintings, drawings, and prints, LOCALITY is a unique installation paying tribute to fifty years of the Chapel Art Center collecting works by regionally significant artists, and decades of collaboration with prominent local living masters.

LOCALITY will be on view September 27 through November 23, 2019.


Fisher Fishermen by River

Tranquility & Drama is an exhibition demonstrating the depth of 19th-century European and American painting in the Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection. The show is organized around a central group of unique landscape paintings by German artist Julius Lange (1817-1878) depicting scenes of the mountainous regions surrounding Lake Como. Lange, a painter of the Dusseldorf School, is known for his expansive, sublime landscapes. These six painted studies from the Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection are exemplary of the German Romantic tradition.

Lange's robust landscapes are complemented by several brilliant paintings by American artists of the Hudson River School, including a canvas by William Hart and a panel painting by Alvan Fisher. Also present are several fine examples of European genre painting from the mid-to-late 19th century.

Tranquility & Drama will be on view September 27 through November 23, 2019. 

It will continue on view during the spring term from January 24-February 21, 2020.