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Art Exhibits by Artists

We are fortunate to have a beautiful gallery at our Library featuring a rotating 6 week art exhibition juried and curated by the Art Committee of New Canaan Library.  The gallery, the art within, and our dedicated volunteer committee make the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery truly special.  This is the ideal place to discover new local artists.

View exhibits by exhibition date.

Romy Ashby & Phyllis Sinrich | Street Matters

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On display May 7 - June 14, 2015.

Frances Ashforth | WATER + WORDS and Water

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On display March 30 – May 21, 2017.


Stephanie Berger & Eric Pesso | Movement

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On display November 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016.


Ann Conrad | Interpolation: Printed Paintings, Painted Prints

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On display December 18, 2014 - February 9, 2015.



Liz Alpert Fay | Hand Work but Not Home Work

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On display February 16 – March 26, 2017.


Tell Me Who I Am: Identity in Contemporary Portraiture

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On display February 18, 2016 - March 27, 2016.


Barry Guthertz & Donna Forma | Nature’s Abstractions

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On display January 5–February 12, 2017.


Constance Kiermaier | Evidence of Nature

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On display March 31 - May 8, 2016. 


María Lara & Susan Newbold | Character of Place

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On display July 14 – August 21, 2016.


Cynthia MacCollum | Continuum

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On display August 16 - October 5, 2014.


Martie Mackay | Photographic Canvases

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On display October 24 - November 4, 2014.


Liana Moonie | Liana Moonie, A Retrospective

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On display August 25, 2016 – October 9, 2016.


Malcolm Moran | Face to Face, Now & Then

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On display June 18- August 9, 2015.


Charles Schick & Regina Bartkoff | I Been Looking for You

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On display August 13-October 4, 2015.


Nomi Silverman | The al-Mutanabbi Street Project

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On display March 26 – May 3, 2015.


Jodiann Strmiska & Jessica Hughes | Forging a Work of One’s Own

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On display November 3, 2016 - January 1, 2017.


Su Tamsett | Disenfranchised: Hysterics of the 1940s

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 On display November 7 - December 14, 2014


Barbara Weiss | Still Movement

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 On display January 7, 2016 –February 14, 2016.


Dmitri Wright | The Impressionist Landscape

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On display June 2-July 10, 2016.

About the Curtis Gallery

In 1955, Friends of New Canaan Library first brought the excitement of the contemporary art scene to the community with a show of 30 pieces by the artists Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and others, loaned by local collectors. Twenty-five years and many shows later, the tireless dedication of the Art Committee eventually resulted in the founding of the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery with a gift given to the Library by the Pelham family. More than 200 exhibits followed the first Gallery show, which featured works by Picasso, Corot, Juan Gris, and Pissaro, in a special, grand opening exhibit. The Gallery truly makes the library a community cultural center. The tradition of exhibiting fine art by working artists in the Library continues through the efforts of the Friends Art Committee, co-chaired by Micaela Porta and Mary Moross. Togther they bring a broad range of experience and expertise to curating the Galley exhibits.