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Exhibits on View

We are all about connections. Between science and history. English and art. And our students and the world.

Glen Urquhart School has two art galleries that are open to the public and have rotating student and professional exhibits. The Johnson Gallery, in the lower school, and the Upper School Art Gallery exhibit contemporary art in all media by emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the northeast and nationally, helping to expose our students to the art being made in their lifetime. Our exhibition programs reflect a broad range of twentieth century ideas that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. All exhibitions are open to the public and serve our wider community on the North Shore. Please check in with the school receptionist in the lower school, during regular school hours, to obtain access.

All of the art on display is available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to support the financial aid fund at the school. Please contact Dawn Southworth, upper school Art Teacher at or 978-927-1064 ext.109 for more information.


Upper School:  GUS 8th Grade Students, White Shirt Projects

The much-anticipated White Shirt Projects, inspired by artists the students researched as part of their humanities curriculum, explore such themes as racism, self-awareness, friendship, and gender. Eighth graders visit New York City's Museum of Modern Art in the fall, select an artist to research and employ photography, collage, installation, sculpture, and painting to create original, mixed-media pieces. Through articulate speeches, students share the inspiration, artistic process, and self-exploration that shaped their autobiographical works. Learn more and see last year's projects.


Johnson Gallery, Lower School: Mia Cross, Recent Work

Through a diverse body of work spanning multiple mediums and themes, Mia Cross explores color, the human figure, and narrative. Her paintings, and in particular her portraiture, demonstrate a fixed fascination with pattern and skin. When painting, Cross pays special care to creating engaging color relationships, sometimes harmonious and sometimes dissonant. Cross stitches her colors together like a quilt, often laying them down with a palette knife and leaving them untouched for the remainder of the painting process. Her recent work explores where the figure begins and ends when immersed in its surroundings. Learn more about Mia Cross and her work at