Current Exhibits

The Museums at W&L advance learning through direct engagement with the collections and facilitate an interdisciplinary appreciation of art, history, and culture.

Current Exhibits

summer hours  

The Reeves Museum of Ceramics is open Wednesday — Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The University Chapel & Galleries are closed until July 13. Beginning July 13 hours are: 
Wednesday — Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Watson Galleries are closed until August 24.

Free admission and all are welcome. 

Capturing Color: Paintings by Louise Herreshoff Eaton

On View: September 1, 2021 (ongoing)
Location: The Elisabeth S. Gottwald Gallery, Reeves Museum of Ceramics
Capturing Color highlights a selection of Herreshoff's bold and expressive oils paintings created in the 1920s during visits to Cape Ann, Massachusetts – a popular area for painters and art colonies during the last 150 years. The works depict harbor scenes and landmarks still found in Gloucester, Rockport, and other areas on the North Shore.

Setting the Stage: 150 Years of the University Chapel Auditorium

On View: November 11, 2021 (ongoing)
Location: Chapel Galleries
This exhibit, located in the lower level of the University Chapel & Galleries includes portraits and artifacts that have been on display during various periods in the chapel's history. The gallery consists of the 1796 Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington and the 1866 J. Reid portrait of Robert E. Lee, relocated from the auditorium into the gallery earlier this fall.