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Jewett Art Gallery

Jewett Art Gallery: Jewett Art Gallery with hanging boat sculpture

Jewett Art Gallery with hanging boat sculpture
Photo by Samara Pearlstein. Artwork by C. Galloway '17.
The Jewett Art Gallery is the Art Department's marquee exhibition space and an extended teaching facility of the Studio Art Program.
The Department hosts a number of exhibitions annually, which include faculty and student-organized events, experimental and collaborative projects, exhibitions of work by fellowship-winning alumnae, and curated shows of work by visiting artists. Each Spring, the Department features our thesis show and senior majors exhibition.
In addition to the Gallery, several other spaces, such as the Jewett Hallway Galleries, the Visual Study Room (a project space for new media), and the Sculpture Court (located on the third floor) are used for special exhibitions and experimental installation projects. The studio hallways of Jewett and Pendleton West often present informal displays of studio course work in progress. Receptions are held for Jewett Art Gallery and Sculpture Court exhibitions to celebrate and engage with the artists on view. Gallery talks and/or studio discussions are held in conjunction with many exhibits to further inform and provide an inside look at the artistic process. These events are free and open to all. There are no entry fees to view Art Department exhibitions.
The Jewett Art Gallery is open to the campus community whenever the Art Library is open. See current Art Library hours here.
The Gallery is currently closed for the summer. Updated hours for public access will be posted at the start of the fall semester.
Notice of Changes to Scheduled Programming
If there is a scheduled event at the Gallery that has to be canceled or rescheduled due to weather or other circumstances, an update will be posted on the Gallery Facebook page.
Location, Directions, and Parking
The Jewett Art Gallery is the first thing you see when you enter the main doors of the Jewett Arts Center. All of campus is located at 106 Central St, Wellesley MA. Free visitor parking is available in the small outdoor lot by the Parking Garage, immediately to the right of the main Central St. (Rt. 135) entrance.
When you exit the parking lot, walk past the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, walk past the Physical Plant, and approach the Davis Museum from the back. There are stairs that go underneath the Davis; take those stairs up and you will find yourself on the Davis Plaza. You will be facing the back of the Jewett Arts Center. Go up the stairs underneath Jewett to access the main quad. At the top of the stairs, turn around and you will be looking at the front of Jewett.
If you need our accessible entrance: there is a ramp on the right side of the building (if you are coming up from the Davis; the left side if you are coming from the quad). Take the elevator up to the 2nd (main) floor. You may also get to Jewett by way of a short bridge from the 2nd floor of Pendleton West, which has numerous accessible entrances.
If you still have questions about how to find our building, please call the Gallery Director at 781-283-2043.
For more information:
Contact the Gallery Director, Samara Pearlstein (, 781-283-2043)
faculty and students in a gallery with artwork on the walls and sheer fabric hung in the middle of the space
large hanging paper installation with white at top grading to blue at the bottom hanging in the center of a gallery; a person stands in the middle of it, facing away from the camera