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The arts are a very important part of daily life at Loomis Chaffee. We are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the visual and performing arts through exhibits in the Mercy Gallery and the Barnes & Wilde student galleries, plays and other exciting performances in the NEO Theater and the diverse musical styles emanating from Founders Chapel and practice rooms.


Arts News

Posted 12/19/2014 10:44AM

Visiting artist Deborah Zlotsky '80 spent some of her time on campus conceptualizing and experimenting with her drawing techniques. She shared her explorations, her techniques, and her motivation with students during a presentation at the Richmond Art Center.

Posted 12/15/2014 02:49PM

The Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist Program welcomes alumni artist Deborah Zlotsky '80, who will be working with students in the Richmond Arts Center this week, December 15–19.

Posted 12/10/2014 01:47PM

The Loomis Chaffee Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Jazz Improvisational Band presented their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 16,in the Hubbard Performance Hall in the Hubbard Music Center.

Posted 12/09/2014 10:24AM

The Loomis Chaffee Music Department's Orchestra Winter Concert took place on Sunday, December 14, in the Hubbard Performance Hall in the Hubbard Music Center.

Posted 11/11/2014 03:28PM
Guest musicians Judy Handler and Mark Levesque will perform Rhythms of The World, a program of international music for guitar and mandolin, at Loomis Chaffee on Thursday, November 13.
Posted 10/28/2014 03:55PM

The Loomis Chaffee community welcomes photogravure master Jon Goodman '71 to campus for an exhibition of his work in the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Gallery in the Richmond Art Center beginning Tuesday, November 4.

Posted 10/13/2014 10:14AM

Mezzo-soprano Danielle Coombe '10 visited the Island October 9 and 10. Having recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in music, Danielle returned to share her talent with the community, offering a voice recital Thursday evening in the Hubbard Performance Hall and working with the Chamber Singers in class on Friday morning.

Posted 10/02/2014 02:51PM

Some may think that to "prepare" a piano means to have it in place, dusted, and tuned. But the American composer John Cage (1912–92) wrote specific pieces for "prepared" piano, and visiting pianist and scholar Christopher Durrenberger '84 enlightened the school community about Cage's intentions during his visit to the campus September 28–30. Chris demonstrated to the community that Cage, sometimes dismissed as an eccentric who played around with musical sounds, was a serious composer.

Posted 09/19/2014 09:49AM

If you want to see a Pelican's-eye view of the Loomis campus, stop by the Richmond Art Center this week. With assistance from students, Joe Hill '93, a renowned 3D pavement artist, is painting a graphical optical illusion on the floor of the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Gallery that leaves the distinct impression that you are flying over Grubbs Quadrangle on the back of a pelican.

Posted 05/21/2014 09:04AM
Since December, eight seniors and one junior who are Advanced Placement art students have been hard at work creating various pieces that are now showcased for the entire Loomis community to enjoy in the Barnes and Wilde Galleries in the Richmond Art Center.


View Full Calendar

    • Art Opening: Mickey Cartin '66 with curator Steve Holmes 1/13/15 6:45 PM to 8:45 PMMercy Gallery
    • Chamber Music Winter Recital 1/15/15 8:00 PMHubbard Performance Hall
    • Northern Region Music Festival 1/16/15New Britain HS
    • Northern Region Music Festival 1/17/15New Britain HS
    • Choral Dress Rehearsal 1/22/15 7:15 PM to 8:15 PMHubbard
    • Recital Sampler 1/27/15 10:55 AM to 11:40 AMHubbard Performance Hall
    • CT All-State Auditions 2/7/15North Haven HS
    • Recital Sampler 2/19/15 10:55 AM to 11:40 AMHubbard Performance Hall

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