Drury Gallery

A wing of Whittemore Theater, the Drury Gallery was designed by architectural sculptor Michael Singer while he was Marlboro’s visiting artist. Installations by Marlboro students and faculty and a wide range of national and international artists fill the Drury each year. It also serves as a visually compelling space for lectures and literary readings.

The Drury Gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., every day except Saturday and Wednesday, while the college is in session. For more information, call 802-257-4333.

Current Exhibit

Surface Tension: Three Landscapes of Division

Photographs by Terri Warpinski

Photographer Terri Warpinski says, "My work is driven by the conviction that a border is as much a process as it is a physical location—a construction that is a conscious human determination. It is a decision. Its consequences are many." Focusing on three border zones—the Israel-Palestine separation, the US-Mexico border, and the former Berlin wall—Surface Tension: Three Landscapes of Division examines the multiple and conflicted perspectives that complicate these places. Terri Warpinski is now a Professor Emerita of Art at University of Oregon, and is realizing a lifelong dream of being a fulltime studio artist. The recipient of many fellowships and grants, her work reflects her longstanding interest in the traces of human activity embedded in the landscape. Her exhibit will be in Drury Gallery from October 30 to November 26, 2018.

Recently in the Drury Gallery

Cathy Osman & Tim Segar

Painting, Prints, Sculpture

After 20 years of teaching visual art at Marlboro College, Cathy Osman and Tim Segar retired in May 2018. That fall they offered three concurrent exhibits, two at the college—in the Snyder and Drury Galleries—and one in downtown Brattleboro at the Catherine Dianich Gallery. These included painting, prints, and sculpture taken from several parts of their career including new work from this year. 

Amy Beecher and David Eichelberger

Work by new faculty in the visual arts

Marlboro College is pleased to present an exhibition of work by two new faculty in the visual art program, Amy Beecher, professor of painting, and David Eichelberger, visiting professor of ceramics. On display are two disparate art practices, brought together by location and context. Beecher, an interdisciplinary artist, will exhibit abstract digital paintings and photographs. Ceramicist Eichelberger will exhibit recent clay vessels and wall pieces. Tying the work together is an interest in medium specificity and attention to evolving technologies of expression. Beecher comes to Marlboro via Providence, Rhode Island, where she taught visual art at Providence College and The Rhode Island School of Design. Eichelberger was most recently an assistant professor of art at Ferrum College, Virginia, and was previously a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts. In addition to teaching, David is co-owner of TWO-ONE Ceramics in Brattleboro.

Surveillance Landscapes

Exhibit by Marcus DeSieno '10

Surveillance Landscapes is an exhibition of photographic works that interrogates how surveillance technology has changed our relationship to—and understanding of—landscape and place. Marcus has hacked into surveillance cameras, public webcams, and CCTV feeds in search of the classical, picturesque landscape, dislocating the visual product from its automated origins while seeking a conversation between land, borders, and power. 

Lines of Insight

Exhibit by Carol Hendrickson

This Drury Gallery exhibit brings together two aspects of the anthropological work of Carol Hendrickson, faculty emeritus: Guatemalan traje (Maya dress) and drawing as part of field research. The theme of lines carries through the show both in terms of the threads of Maya textiles from Guatemala and the line drawings of her field journals. Both of these have been important in Carol's anthropology career, leading her to insights on the lives of people in Guatemala and beyond.