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Student Weekend Activities

Nov 9 to May 30

Bus to Mall and Movies

Bus to Fox Run Mall, Regal Cinemas, and the Crossings at Fox Run in Newington! 

This bus departs from Tan Lane at 5:30 pm and arrives back on campus around 10:30 pm.

Sing up at mallmoviebus.eventbrite.com to guarantee your seat.  No OOTs needed. 

Mall directory can be found here.

Movie listings can be found here.  

Store listings and dining options at Crossings can be found here.

This bus runs every Saturday during the school year!


Jan 24

Artist Talk: Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity - Justin Li ‘20

Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity
Justin Li ‘20

January 23 – February 27, 2020
Lamont Gallery Foyer

Artist’s Talk: Friday, January 24, 7-8 pm 

Justin Li, a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy, opens his solo exhibition, Your Blood + Mine: A Meditation on Identity, in the Lamont Gallery Foyer on January 23, 2020. The exhibition, of oil portraits on canvas, explores identity, coming of age, and being a queer youth of color.

Light refreshments provided.

Project advisors: Lamont Gallery and the Exeter Art Department

Jan 25

International Tea


International Tea

8:00 pm, Grainger

Come try teas and dessert from all over the world! Listen to cultural music, learn ballroom dancing and much more! 

This event is semi-formal.  Traditional cultural / ethnic attire is encouraged.


Jan 26

Unity In Color Photoshoot


Unity In Color Photoshoot 

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Goel Theater

Unity In Color is a global photography series honoring women-identifying persons. Participants are asked to wear yellow, gold, tan, beige, or white as a "nod to earlier feminist movements and ancient symbols of the divine feminine."

This event is open to any woman-identifying persons in the PEA community, but those wishing to participate, must sign up in advance have a completed the photo / video release form.  Please check your email for this link to sign up! The deadline is Friday, Jan 24, 2:30 pm (end of X).

The photos taken will go on the Unity In Color webpage and Instagram.

FMI email Ms McGahie or Elizabeth Kostina


Jan 31

Beethoven Anniversary: Faculty Chamber Music Concert

Join us for a special faculty chamber music concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven, born in 1770.   

Feb 7

PEA A Cappella Showcase

PEA A Cappella Showcase

8:00 pm, The Bowld

Celebrate Winter will ALL of PEA's a cappella groups!

Feb 8

Abbot Casino

Abbot Casino

8:00 pm, Thompson Gym

Where luck will be on your side!

Feb 9

Concerto Competition Concert

Join us for the instrumental concerto competition.  The winner of this competition will become the soloist performing at the spring term orchestra concert.  It's an exciting afternoon and features amazing talent. 

Feb 11

Hairlines - Reception and Screening



Elizabeth Kostina ’20


February 10-28, 2020
Academy Building/Class of 1945 Library

Reception & Screening: Tuesday, February 11, 7-8 pm
Academy Building Foyer

Lunchtime Artist’s Talk: Wednesday, February 26, 12:45 pm
Latin Study
(A light lunch will be provided, but space is limited. Please RSVP by February 18 to gallery@exeter.edu.)

It has become easier than ever to present idealized versions of ourselves to the public, but these idealized identities can become spectacles, performances for others as opposed to reflections of our true selves.  

The pressure to present or pass for a mainstream identity (e.g. cisgender or heterosexual identity) is significant and prevalent. People must adhere to certain mannerisms in order to be validated by the dominant culture, perhaps by engaging with stereotypes, by speaking, dressing, or behaving in a manner so that their difference is downplayed. Throughout these code switches, the body and hair remain relatively permanent. Therefore, to change your hair is to make a conscious and curated act of presentation, one more long-lasting than makeup or a style of dress. 

The photographic, film, and archival works in Hairlines provides an alternate and more candid view of queer identities by subverting the idealized selves we see on social media, YouTube, filters, and posts. Hairlines focuses on the connections between the external and mental relationship between a queer person’s hair, their gender and/or sexual identity, and the blueprints that inform their current appearance.

Raw. Without makeup, product, accent, or fancy equipment, subject and photographer work together in order to present the ideal self: each unfiltered subject as they are.

Free and open to the public.

Hours: Academy Building: M-F 8-6 pm; other times by appointment or PEA card access.

Library Commons: By appointment or PEA card access.

Project advising and support: Department of Theater & Dance, the Lamont Gallery, the Class of 1945 Library/Archives & Special Collections, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.