Current Exhibit

Based in Brooklyn, NY, photographer Lissa Rivera combines her interest in the social history of photography with ideas surrounding sexuality and gender. Much of Rivera’s work focuses on the strength and power of the visual language of femininity, which impacts generations and can be traced through popular culture and art history.

The current exhibition, Beautiful Boy, involves Rivera’s partner, BJ Lillis, in a poignant collaboration. Together, Rivera and Lillis create photographs that explore identity in art. These images show a genderqueer individual in feminine clothing surrounded by beautiful colors and tones. The work suggests that binary gender is not an essential component of beauty. 

-Claire Reid '19
Millbrook School’s Warner Gallery is a professional gallery space located within the Holbrook Arts Center.

Each year the Warner Gallery hosts four major exhibitions. The academic year begins with Confluence, an annual faculty show, and closes with Holbrook Made, an exhibit of work by advanced students in the visual arts. Two additional exhibits during the school year feature art by established and emerging artists from across the country. These exhibitions have spanned traditional and new art forms, including drawing and painting, sculpture, photography, video art and animation, performance documentation, and interactive pieces. Millbrook’s students are the first and most important audience for the Warner Gallery programming. Exhibitions enrich and inspire curriculum in the arts department and beyond. Outside visitors are welcome to attend gallery receptions and to visit during normal business hours.

Collaboration and the Warner Gallery
Warner Gallery exhibitions often explore connections between the arts and other academic departments. Over the years members of Millbrook’s faculty in the history, English, science, math, and world language departments have created projects and opportunities for investigation that make the art in the gallery come alive. Students in art history classes have also served as guest curators.

The following is a list of some past exhibition highlights.
Gabriel García Román Queer Icons
Ron Haviv Testimony*
Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith Question Bridge: Black Males
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick Truppe Fledermaus
Tanya Marcuse Undergarments and Armor
Alec Soth Somewhere*

*curated by Millbrook students in the Art History course in collaboration with the artist
The Warner Gallery is open 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and by appointment.

Please contact Sarah MacWright with any questions regarding exhibits in the gallery at 845-677-8261 ext. 226 or smacwright@millbrook.org.

Warner Gallery Archives