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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 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.

Posted 05/16/2014 11:28AM
Visiting artist Nancy P. Gladwell shared her extensive career in painting with Loomis Chaffee students through a slide lecture on Wednesday, May 14.

Posted 05/12/2014 04:53PM
For two days last week, the Norris Ely Orchard Theater presented five 10-minute plays written, produced, acted, and directed entirely by students.
Posted 04/24/2014 03:20PM
Beautifully intricate ceramic works, captivating long-exposure photography, vibrant watercolors, and strikingly detailed oil paintings fill the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery for the upcoming faculty art show.
Posted 04/24/2014 11:34AM
Painter, printmaker, and public artist Jane Goldman visited Loomis Chaffee on April 23 for a slide lecture on her last 30 years in the professional art world.


View Full Calendar

    • Orchestra Rehearsal 12/4/14 7:15 PM to 8:45 PMHubbard
    • Orchestra Rehearsal 12/9/14 7:15 PM to 8:45 PMHubbard
    • Recital Sampler 12/11/14 10:55 AM to 11:40 AMHubbard Performance Hall
    • Orchestra Rehearsal 12/11/14 7:15 PM to 8:45 PMHubbard
    • Orchestra Winter Concert 12/14/14 2:00 PMHubbard
    • Bands Dress Rehearsal 12/15/14 7:15 PM to 8:15 PMHubbard/Band Room
    • Bands Winter Concert 12/16/14 7:30 PMHubbard Performance Hall
    • Guest Musician: John and Chris Robison '05 1/8/15 10:55 AM to 11:40 AMHubbard Performance Hall
    • 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

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