Visual Art


The Christopher Brodigan Gallery

Gallery hours: The Brodigan Gallery is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. The Brodigan Gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information please call Groton School at 978-448-3363.

Spring Exhibit


By Mirland Terlonge
April 12–May 26, 2019
ReceptionApril 12, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Performance: April 13, 5:00–6:00 p.m., in St. John's Chapel
Visual and performance artist Mirland Terlonge, the child of first-generation immigrants from Haiti and Jamaica, investigates social politics and its consequences through her art.
Much of her work is influenced by her childhood experiences working alongside her mother, an event florist. Terlonge exposes harsh realities hidden within props from weddings, parties, and funerals and relates the residue of elaborate social events to distorted public perceptions, recontextualizing everyday items into a critique of her social experience.

Sixth Form Exhibition

May 27–June 3, 2019
ReceptionMay 29, 7:00 p.m.

View a variety of art work by our Sixth Formers, on display through Prize Day (graduation). 


The De Menil Gallery

The de Menil Gallery at Groton School, a public gallery that opened in October 2001, is a cultural resource to the Town of Groton and the region. Designed by Perry Dean Rogers/Partners of Boston, this state-of-the-art gallery has approximately 900 square feet of exhibition space.

During each academic year, the de Menil Gallery hosts three exhibitions; they showcase a variety of media, including photographs, paintings, prints, and decorative arts. The de Menil Gallery is located at the Dillon Art Center at Groton School, a mile and half south of Groton Center on Route 111. Enter at the first gate to the right. Parking is available either behind the Art Center (a silver-roofed building) or at the Groton School Athletic Center, a short walk away.

Gallery hours: The de Menil Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays (except Wednesdays) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends (except school holidays). The de Menil Gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information please call 978-448-7ART or Groton School at 978-448-3363.

Spring Exhibit

Gathering Beauty: Tribal Artifacts & Textiles

March 28­–June 3, 2019
Selected Objects from the Elizabeth Van Gelder Collection
Reception: May 11, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Former Groton art teacher Beth Van Gelder developed a serious interest in tribal artifacts and textiles during travels on her sabbatical in 1989. Curious about non-Western cultures, she made intentional connections with people who invited her into their lives, including into their art, daily rituals, and sacred ceremonies.
Drawn by artifacts’ design, motifs, colors, and patterns, she began collecting handmade objects that each conveyed a visual narrative. Utilitarian objects were often elevated from ordinary to extraordinary through labor-intensive ornamentation. “I was filled with awe by the amount of detail that would embellish a common utilitarian object such as a spoon, a comb, or a basket,” Ms. Van Gelder says.
Studying non-Western art, she explains, challenges Western notions of beauty and permanence. Sometimes the objects’ creation, as an offering to the divine, is more important than the object itself. “With my collection,” she says, “I hope to demonstrate the variety and commonality of artifacts across various cultures and the myriad ways that they reveal our common humanity.”