EXHIBITIONS

ABOUT EXHIBITIONS

Since 1948, the centennial year of Saint-Gaudens’s birth, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial has sponsored exhibitions that feature both historical and contemporary art. Located in the Picture Gallery and occasionally on the grounds, the roster of exhibitions (2-3 per season) span from exploring the creative talent of the Cornish Colony, to artists working in a range of media while responding to the park’s collections and other local artistic and natural stimuli. Each summer one of the exhibitions features the work of the Saint-Gaudens Fellow selected the previous year.

Our exhibitions program provides visitors with insights into the evolution of artistic expression over time, highlighting innovative contemporary artists alongside the work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was forward-thinking in his own era. Through these exhibitions and programs, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial seeks to promote sculpture, the arts, and the creative legacy of Saint-Gaudens and the Cornish Colony. Exhibitions are included with paid admission to Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

The Picture Gallery is sponsored by the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in cooperation with the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Nancy Diessner, Brenda Garand, and Janet Pritchard

One River, Many Views

July 23 - October 30, 2022

One River, Many Views features three artists exploring the theme of the Connecticut River. On view from July 23-October 30, 2022, in the Picture Gallery at the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, the exhibition features the work of Nancy Diessner (MA), Brenda Garand (NH), and Janet Pritchard (CT), whose work responds to the Connecticut River’s beauty, its power, and its history. These artists work in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, printmaking and sculptural forms, at times using the river water, its soil and its flora as part of their artmaking process. In addition to the artwork, this exhibition will feature commissioned wall labels written by ten members of the Upper Valley community who live, work, and otherwise engage with the Connecticut River. These include creative writers, scholars and residents, as well as those from the Indigenous, agricultural, recreational, and other communities for whom the river is an important part of their daily lives.  Their responses - reflective, celebratory, or interrogatory, will highlight the diverse natural and cultural histories and relationships with this imposing body of water.  The exhibition seeks to encourage discussion as well as awareness of the ways that one topic can hold multiple approaches, opinions, expertise, and experiences. This project is made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Hypertherm HOPE Foundation generously donated funds to Community Voices and One River, Many Views, and provided a community service volunteer.

Deluge, Brenda Garand, 2014-16, India and walnut ink, flood clay, 30" x 22"

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

There are currently no upcoming exhibitions.