Current Exhibit

The Guerrilla Girls are a group of anonymous artists advocating for better representation of women and artists of color in the art world. They wear gorilla suits in public and create posters, billboards, and newsletters with provocative questions and arguments. Their work is outrageous, funny, and bold – and effective.
 
Guerrilla Girls: Report Card opens in the Warner Gallery on Friday, October 4th. The exhibition includes student work reflecting on sexual harassment in the art world. Last year, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the artist Chuck Close, a group of Millbrook students formed a committee to study the school’s ownership of a Chuck Close lithograph and to make recommendations to the school about whether and how to react to the allegations. These students asked and answered tough questions like, “Is it possible to separate art from the artist?” and “What are a school’s accessioning and curatorial obligations compared with, for example, a museum?”

Ultimately they recommended that the school retain the artwork, and present it alongside a new didactic to contextualize the work and the allegations against the artist. Another of the committee’s recommendations was to bring the Guerrilla Girls’ work to Millbrook’s Warner Gallery. Learn more about the student committee’s work, including their letter to the editors of our school paper, and the new didactic for the Close piece by visiting the exhibition. Special thanks to Claire Reid '19, Tito Crichton-Stuart '19, Lily McDonough '20, Claire Rutstein ’20, Will Stark ’20 and Annabel Weil '20, whose careful work and vision have led to this extraordinary and ambitious exhibition.
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.

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

2019-2020 Exhibits

2018-2019 Exhibits

Warner Gallery Archives