Celebrating the Reopening of the Anne Reid ’72 Gallery with Artist Anne Gilman

It was a gorgeous fall evening as visitors entered through the open doors of the Anne Reid ’72 Gallery to attend the artist reception honoring artist Anne Gilman and her exhibition, At the still point of the turning world. It was impossible not to feel a thrill of excitement as groups of guests interacted with each of the large hanging scrolls in this first public ARG’72 installation since the pandemic began. 

Earlier in the day, students were invited to tour the gallery during school hours. Gwen Shockey ’06, Upper School art teacher and Gallery Director, said, “Our student reception, which was organized by our amazing Gallery Club, was bustling with activity and conversation about Anne's work.” Gilman’s piece, “Sundowning, 2018,” seemed to speak to many students, she noted. 

At the evening reception, guests were eager to share about how each piece affected them, and Gilman took every opportunity to meet and speak with guests interested in learning more about her work. Especially given the scale, complexity and narrative elements of the pieces, the conversations with Gilman were insightful and offered valuable perspective on her intimate works. 

The turnout and the support from the dining and facilities teams on campus made the evening unforgettable for Director Shockey: "We had such a wonderful turnout for the artist reception honoring Anne Gilman's exhibition. Guests drove in from far and wide to attend. Many thanks to our incredible dining and building and grounds staff for making the event magical!" 

To view more photos from our student and visitor receptions, please enjoy our Flickr album!

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