Arts

Thompson Gallery

One Theme, Several Views.

The Thompson Gallery is a teaching gallery dedicated to exploring single themes through three or more separate exhibitions, offering differing vantages of the selected topic. Named in honor of school trustee John Thompson and family, the Gallery promotes opportunities to experience contemporary art by local, national and international artists and periodically showcases the art of faculty, staff and alumni/ae.

Gallery Location
The Thompson Gallery is located in the atrium of The Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, at The Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian Road Weston, MA 02493. For directions to the school please click here.
 
Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Please send appointment requests to thompsongallery@csw.org

School calendar applies. Closed during summer months & End of the Mod breaks.


Exhibitions

List of 20 news stories.

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

    April 1 - June 13, 2019
     
    Gallery Talk: Saturday, May 4, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Assembly: Monday, May 20, 2018 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    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

    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.
     
     
  • Cynthia Atwood—Alphabet of Weapons

    With Eyes Open I/IV

    September 8 - November 15, 2017

    Cynthia Atwood—Alphabet of Weapons
    is the first exhibition in the With Eyes Open series—a series of three exhibitions celebrating New England women artists. Cynthia Atwood’s Alphabet of Weapons is comprised of 26 metaphorical sculptures that explore psychological, emotional, and interpersonal ways that doing harm is socially learned.

    To read the ArtScope Review of Cynthia Atwood—Alphabet of Weapons please follow the below link:

    Cynthia Atwood Review

    Alphabet of Weapons Catalog

  • Gonçalo Mabunda—Light & Dark

    Light & Dark IV/IV

    March 28 - May 6, 2017
     

    Gonçalo Mabunda—Light & Dark showcases the the found object assemblages of Gonçalo Mabunda (b. 1975, Maputo, Mozambique). Mabunda’s disarming, deceptively aesthetic sculptures fuse African fetish traditions with the national memory of a devastating civil war, transforming residual bric-a-brac of war into objects that suggest alternate visions of how his culture might have otherwise employed itself with ambient materials.


  • Ethan Cohen—Masks

    Special Satellite Exhibiton for the Light & Dark Exhibition Series

    March 28 - April 7 (Installation Space)
     
     
    Ethan Cohen—Masks presents a select grouping of African masks and sculptures for a brief exhibition at the IS which sheds light on the history of African influence on Modern European art.


  • Aboudia—Light & Dark

    Light & Dark III/IV

    March 28 - June 9, 2017
      

    Aboudia—Light & Dark examines Aboudia’s (b. 1983 Abidjan, Ivory Coast) multilayered paintings, suggestive of the vivid, complicated pageant of contemporary Africa. Aboudia’s visions of Light & Dark suggest aesthetic redemption with the possibilities of transforming chaos into vitality, painful events into a renewable hope.


  • Jack Massey—Light & Dark

    Light & Dark II/IV

    December 15, 2016 - February 24, 2017


    The second exhibition in the Light & Dark series presents a select group of drawings, collages and small-scale installations by Jack Massey (b. 1925, Pittsburgh, PA, professor emeritus at RISD). Light & Dark explores Massey’s interdisciplinary, poetically allusive and often whimsical work blends artistic genres, including minimalism, abstraction, trompe l’oeil, objet trové and conceptual art.


  • Charlie Nevad—Light & Dark

    Light & Dark I/IV

    September 9 - November 30, 2016

     
    Charlie Nevad—Light & Dark surveys the mid 20th Century Modernist paintings of Charlie Nevad (Perth Amboy, NJ 1921-1990). Light & Dark provides an overview of the last 3 decades of Nevad’s artistic production and examines his symbolism and the transformation of his painting technique—from his impressionist-inspired brushwork, to his experimentations with Abstract Expressionism,  collage and primitivism.


  • Nowhere Everywhere

    Nowhere Everywhere III/III

    April 1 - June 18, 2016 (Thompson Gallery & thompsongallery.csw.org)
    April 19 - May 13 (Red Wall Gallery)
     
     
    The final show in a 3 part series, Nowhere Everywhere is both an analog and digital exhibition at the Thompson Gallery and its website. Nowhere Everywhere showcases the work of 68 artists that offer a cross section of work examining human perfectibility, dystopic societal issues and utopian potentials.


  • Raúl Gonzalez III—Nowhere Everywhere

    Nowhere Everywhere II/III

    December 17, 2015 - March 11, 2016

    The second of three exhibitions in the Nowhere Everywhere exhibition series presents the cultural portraiture of Raúl Gonzalez III. Gonzalez’s exquisite drawings are balanced by a sobering and critical examination of Latin—American issues including the “romance of the west,” Latino stereotypes, and immigration.


  • China Marks—Nowhere Everywhere

    Nowhere Everywhere I/III

    September 4 - November 14, 2015

    The first of three exhibitions in the series, China Marks—Nowhere Everywhere explores social relationships, human conflict and human imperfectability through a 13-year survey of the fantastic and irresistibly irreverent, constructed fabric drawings of China Marks.


  • Lucine Kasbarian—Perspectives from Exile

    Kiss the Ground VI/VI

    May 18 - June 13, 2015

    Red Wall Gallery
    Mugar Center for the Performing Arts
    Assembly: Monday, May 18, 2015, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Lucine Kasbarian—Perspectives from Exile is a special, additional exhibition, added to the Kiss the Ground exhibition series, designed to be concurrent to A New Armenia (Part 3). Perspectives from Exile examines the political cartoons of Lucine Kasbarian, who's work unflinchingly chronicles the intergovernmental relationship between Armenia, Turkey and the United States of America, the history of the Armenian Genocide, and the persistent denial of those crimes against humanity of over one hundred years ago.


  • Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia III/III

    Kiss the Ground V/VI

    March 30 - June 13, 2015

    The final show in the, Kiss the Ground series A New Armenia examines and celebrates contemporary Armenian art, one hundred years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide and coincides with the April 24th centennial commemoration. A New Armenia ispart 3 of a three-part exhibition in two venus—the first 2 parts of the series occurred at the Armenian Museum of America—is a group exhibition that brings together Armenian artists from myriad locations working in a variety of media: John Avakian (Sharon, MA, print-making), Gail Boyajian (Cambridge, MA, painting), Adrienne Der Marderosian (Belmont, MA, works on paper), Jackie Kazarian (Chicago, IL, painting), Aida Laleian (Williamstown, MA, digital collage), Yefkin Megherian (Queens, NY, bronze bas-reliefs), Marsha Odabashian (Dedham, MA, painting installation), Kevork Mourad (New York, NY, Drawing, time-based drawing, video projection), Apo Torosyan (Newton, MA, assemblage and documentary film).


  • Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia II/III

    Kiss the Ground IV/VI

    January 25 - March 1, 2015
     
    Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia part 2 is the second exhibition in a three part exhibition series in two venues—the Armenian Museum of America and the Thompson Gallery—examines and celebrates contemporary Armenian art, one hundred years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia part 2 examines and celebrates the work of Gagik Aroutiunian, John Avakian, Jackie Kazarian and Apo Torosyan.


    Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (parts 1 & 2) Catalog



  • Talin Megherian—Kiss the Ground

    Kiss the Ground III/VI

    December 18, 2014 - March 13, 2015

    The second exhibition in the Kiss the Ground series focuses on the abstract-narrative paintings of Talin Megherian (Watertown, MA), which visualize collective Armenian memory and identity. Giving voice to the memories of her family and Armenian women in particular, Megherian’s eclectic and colorful paintings are bejeweled by historical events, literary references, and cultural artifacts.

    Talin Megherian—Kiss the Ground Catalog
    


  • Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia I/III

    Kiss the Ground II/VI

    December 7, 2014 - January 20, 2015

    The Thompson Gallery (The Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA) and The Armenian Museum of America have joined forces to present Kiss the Ground, a 5-part exhibition series centering on the work of 12 Armenian artists. The exhibitions examine and celebrate contemporary Armenian art at a particular moment in history, organized to coincide with the centennial memorialization of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. At its core, the exhibition series is catalyzed by the contrast between celebration and remembrance

    Kiss the Ground—A New Armenia (parts 1 & 2) Catalog


Current Exhibition

    • The Third Exhibition in the Circulus Retro Exhibition Series Opens April 5 2019

Gallery News

Contact

Todd Bartel
Gallery Director
Thompson Gallery
45 Georgian Road
Weston MA, 02493
781-398-8316
thompsongallery@csw.org
The Thompson Gallery is Closed during the Summer Months
 


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