As the largest and most visible of Lesley’s galleries, the Roberts Gallery exhibits the works of nationally and internationally recognized artists as well as regional, and emerging artists. Exhibitions are curated across media to reflect a wide range of topics and interests.
Located in the Lunder Arts Center, the Raizes Gallery primarily showcases student work and departmental exhibitions. Here, annual BFA graduate exhibitions hang on the same walls that hold retrospectives of celebrated visiting artists, such as Kathe Kollwitz, Edward Gorey, Miguel Rio Branco, and Paula Scher.
The VanDernoot Gallery features established artists, research and thesis work, and Lesley University alumni. The site has recently exhibited prominent artists, including Dan Estabrook, Luba Lukova, Karen Moss, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and Shen Wei.
Lunder Arts Center, Lower Level
1801 Massachusetts Avenue
Focusing on Cambridge and Somerville-area artists, the Spotlight Gallery provides a platform for local talent to engage with the Lesley community. Recent exhibitors include Resa Blatman, Joel Janowitz, Phyllis Ewen, and Ariel Freiberg.
John O. and Olivia Parker Gallery
University Hall, 2nd Floor Atrium
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
The Parker Gallery supports many of the academic and professional needs of the Lesley community, and is used all year for exhibits by art education students. It also hosts conferences such as the yearly MICE convention and exhibits related to the Massachusetts Art Education Association. Recent showings include Lesley Green, artwork by Environmental Arts students, and My Family Goes to College, a photo project by Mario Quiroz. Open 9-6 Monday through Friday.
Doble Campus, McKenna Student Center
34 Mellen Street
Open 10am-6pm Monday-Sunday
The Marran Gallery highlights artwork from a variety of artists both within the Lesley and local community. This gallery often focuses on work from our undergraduate and graduate Expressive Therapies community. Recent showings include Native American Resilience Through Art, artwork in partnership with Boston organization Violence Transformed, and work from art therapy majors of the Class of 2019.