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The Lamont Gallery often works with individual Exeter students on special projects and curatorial proposals. Check out these most recent student projects and exhibitions.



An Origami Exhibit

April 10 – May 14, 2018
Origami is not just paper folding. It started out that way, but like many things, origami has evolved. Oh! explored and celebrated these stages of evolution. 

This exhibition was developed by Elizabeth Kostina ’20 and with the help of the Origami Club and math instructors she created an exhibition that celebrated how origami provides bridges into the sciences and into the arts.  Paper isn't so simple once you get into it.

Works on view by:Elizabeth Kostina ’20, Zhaoran Chen ’20, Stuart Wickard ’19,Mr. Robert Richards from the Theater and Dance Department and from the Math Department, Mr. Szczesny Kaminski and Mr. Philip Mallinson. Thank you to Kayoko Tazawa of the Modern Languages Department and Mr. Mizuno for their important contributions to the Origami club and this exhibit.

Check out this article written in the Exonian about this exhibition. You can see photos from the exhibition on our Flickr page.


Staff of Exeter

April 26 – 28, 2017

Staff of Exeter, created by Perry Asibey-Bonsu '17, was a brief moment of appreciation of the Exeter staff members who are responsible for keeping the Academy running.

Perry asked his subjects to step into the spotlight and they did so humbly and openly, sharing their varied stories and experiences. These subjects are a small sampling of the beautiful mosaic that is the Exeter community.



We All Bleed Red

January 29 – February 19, 2016

This exhibition, led entirely by students, was a social awareness project that used the arts to address the question:

"What is it like to be _____ at Exeter?”

Each year since this first We All Bleed Red event, a new group of students have taken on the challenge of organizing this now annual exhibition which includes artwork, poetry, and creative writing by current students. Continuing the tradition, students have expanded the exhibition and moved it to larger and more public school venues.

Original student coordinators were Kevin Zhen '16, Carissa Chen '17, and Pranay Vemulamada '16.
Read more about the exhibition in the Exeter Bulletin and see photos from the event on Flickr.




March 3, 2016

This pop-up exhibit featured paintings by Alexandra Grounds ’17 and digital photographs by Alex Zhang ’16. This body of work was created in Art 999 - a specialized Art Department course designed for students who are prepared for deeper professional study and exploration of skills and concepts.

Alexandra and Alex were involved with every aspect of the exhibition process including designing publicity, and curating and installing their work in the gallery.

Photos from the exhibition can be seen on Flickr.




Community & Conservation

April 6-May 2, 2015

Interconnected: Community & Conservation was a photographic exhibit by David Shepley ‘16, showing images from both Namibia and Tanzania where he presented two stories of the unique relationships between Africa’s wildlife and the different indigenous peoples of the continent.

During his travels throughout Namibia, Shepley learned about the ancient relationship between wildlife and the San Bushmen, of the ever-challenging human-wildlife conflict between farmers and large carnivores, and the tireless efforts to combat poaching.

In his exhibit, Shepley shared his stories from abroad to raise awareness for the hopeful efforts to reduce human wildlife conflict, a key step in the preservation of our world’s endangered wildlife.




I Drew My Family:

Artwork by Syrian Children Refugees

April 11 – May 3, 2014

This exhibition showcased art made by children in a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. Curator Metincan Suran ’15 worked at the camp with children who sought art as an asylum from their experiences during the Syrian Civil War. The children were asked to express their emotions and thoughts about a theme or topic of their choice, such as conflict, family, or happiness. With few supplies, and under difficult circumstances, these young artists gave voice to their values, hopes and dreams. The exhibition was subsequently on view at Yale University where Metincan is a student.

Photos from the exhibition can be seen on Flickr.