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The Thompson Gallery


The Thompson Gallery will be taking a hiatus until further notice. We look forward to re-opening our doors and sharing more art with the world someday soon! 
One Theme, Several Views.
The Thompson Gallery is a teaching gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston dedicated to thematic inquiry, offering differing vantages of the selected topic throughout the school year.

As social justice is integral to the values and mission of the school, the gallery exhibits, coupled with a curriculum that boasts a variety of courses to reflect the diversity of society and the world, and provides imaginative ways to spark discussion.

Named in honor of a school trustee, John Thompson and family, the gallery promotes opportunities to experience contemporary art by local, national, and international artists and periodically showcases the artwork of faculty, staff, and alumni.

List of 10 news stories.

  • Nothing's Changing Fast Enough

    From the collection of John Thompson, a grouping of paintings, drawings, prints, and leather works by Robert Freeman, Mitchell Rembert, and Winfred Rembert.

    May - June, 2023
  • Kasem Kydd—Was, Is, An Eclipse

    About Vulnerability 3/3

    September 8 - December 18, 2020

    Kasem Kydd—Was, Is, An Eclipse confronts viewers with a rumination on the roots white supremacy and its persistent effects on black people(s). Kasem Kydd (Chicago, IL, CSW' 14)) exhibits their assemblages, collages, installation, and video works that address this sensitive and timely topic with directness, irony, and poetic allusion. Was, Is, An Eclipse simultaneously examines self amidst these changing times, while the installation poetically but soberingly calls to memory the history of Colonial slavery. At the heart of their work is a call for the kind of justice that is culturally transformational.
  • Faculty & Staff Reflections—About Vulnerability

    About Vulnerability 2/3
    February 28 - March 6, 2020
    For this, our second of three shows in the About Vulnerability exhibition series, we turn our attention to CSW Faculty & Staff Reflections on our yearlong theme. Our exhibition presents 18 individuals from various school-wide departments who responded to the call to “share something they have made or otherwise selected that highlights any aspect of vulnerability."

  • Christiane Dolores—The Book of White People

    About Vulnerability 1/3

    September 6 - February 18, 2020
    Residency: October 22-23, 2019
    The Book of White People, by multidisciplinary artist Christiane Dolores, is a rumination on whiteness and how that affects people of color. Dolores’ paintings, assemblages, text-based works and installation unpacks this sensitive topic with directness, humor and an invitation for viewer participation.

  • Jennifer Langhammer '89 • Richard Nocera '92—Circulus Retro

    Circulus Retro 3/3

    April 1 - June 13, 2019
    Circulus Retro examines the recent work of two Cambridge School of Weston alums—Langhammer 1989, Nocera 1992—whose abstract work explores process and repetition, surface design and organic motifs.

  • Evelyn Davis-Walker—House + Wife Revisited

    Circulus Retro 2/3

    December 17, 2018 - March 15, 2019
    Residency: Monday - Tuesday, February 25-26, 2019
    House + Wife Revisited presents Evelyn Davis-Walker's assemblage installation, which converts the gallery into a 1940s Sears and Roebuck home, replete with period objects that critically explore 1930-1959 advertisement imagery.
  • Nathan Stromberg—Back To Go Forward

    Circulus Retro 1/3

    September 7 - November 9, 2018

    Back to Go Forward features the recent collages of Minnesota-based Nathan Stromberg, who cuts up vintage magazines of post-war America as resource materials for interpreting the depiction of period objects.
  • Niho Kozuru—Monocasts & Multipours

    With Eyes Open IV/IV

    April 6 - June 15, 2018
    Ranging from poured patterns of positive/negative shapes to cast and reconfigured architectural elements in column forms, Monocasts & Multipours presents a select overview of Niho Kozuru’s vibrantly colored rubber sculptures made over the last decade. 
  • NAWA—With Eyes Open

    With Eyes Open III/IV

    December 19, 2017 - March 2, 2018
    The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)--originally, the Women’s Art Club--was created over one hundred years ago to provide women with opportunities for their voices to flourish in a cultural atmosphere of inequality. With Eyes Open reflects on the state of women’s voices in the Arts and celebrates NAWA artists. 
  • Naoe Suzuki—Dreamcatchers

    With Eyes Open II/IV

    October 30 - December 20, 2017
    Dreamcatchers is an installation of ten-foot archival digital prints on scroll vellum—layered tracings of scientific notations from the artist’s residency at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA.


Todd Bartel
Gallery Director
Thompson Gallery
45 Georgian Road
Weston MA, 02493
The Thompson Gallery is Closed during the Summer Months

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To learn about the Gallery Director's art, please visit Todd Bartel's website.

The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.