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Art Exhibits


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 art exhibits A-Z by artists last name.

Topsy-Turvy | Nina I. Buxenbaum

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On display January 4 - February 18, 2018

Karen Dow & Laurie Glavin | Interplay

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On display November 9 - December 31, 2017.

Frances Ashforth | WATER + WORDS and Water

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On display March 30 – May 21, 2017.

Liz Alpert Fay | Hand Work but Not Home Work

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On display February 16 – March 26, 2017.

Barry Guthertz & Donna Forma | Nature’s Abstractions


On display January 5–February 12, 2017.

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


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

Liana Moonie | Liana Moonie, A Retrospective


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

María Lara & Susan Newbold | Character of Place

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On display July 14 – August 21, 2016.

Dmitri Wright | The Impressionist Landscape

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On display June 2-July 10, 2016.

Constance Kiermaier | Evidence of Nature


On display March 31 - May 8, 2016. 

Tell Me Who I Am: Identity in Contemporary Portraiture

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

Barbara Weiss | Still Movement


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

Stephanie Berger & Eric Pesso | Movement


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

Charles Schick & Regina Bartkoff | I Been Looking for You


On display August 13-October 4, 2015.

Malcolm Moran | Face to Face, Now & Then

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On display June 18- August 9, 2015.

Romy Ashby & Phyllis Sinrich | Street Matters

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On display May 7 - June 14, 2015.

Nomi Silverman | The al-Mutanabbi Street Project


On display March 26 – May 3, 2015.

Ann Conrad | Interpolation: Printed Paintings, Painted Prints

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

Su Tamsett | Disenfranchised: Hysterics of the 1940s


 On display November 7 - December 14, 2014

Martie Mackay | Photographic Canvases


On display October 24 - November 4, 2014.

Cynthia MacCollum | Continuum


On display August 16 - October 5, 2014.

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.