In September of 2018 St. Paul’s School officially opened the new Crumpacker Gallery. The state-of-the-art gallery is located on the upper level of the building once known as Freeman Student Center. It features a modern, spacious, two-level design. The extensively renovated building is also home to a climate-controlled collection storage area and two fine arts classrooms.
As a teaching gallery, the Crumpacker Gallery features exhibitions which coincide with topics and techniques taught in the fine arts curriculum. Exhibiting artists are invited to take part in the Visiting Artists Program where they give community-wide gallery talks and spend class time in the fine arts studios. The gallery schedule includes four major shows a year, featuring works from both well-known and up-and-coming painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators and collectors. Faculty and student works are also shown annually.
Past Exhibitions at St. Paul's School
The Crumpacker Gallery succeeds the Hargate Gallery as St. Paul’s School’s public art gallery. Between 1967 and 2015 Hargate Gallery hosted over three hundred exhibitions. Past exhibitions featured works by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Jacob Lawrence, Andrew Wyeth, Milton Avery, Gerry Williams, Arthur Dove, Eugene Atget, Jerry Uelsmann, Winnie Owens-Hart, Joyce Tenneson, Fritz Scholder, Zhu Qizhan and Thomas Buechner.