Upcoming Exhibitions


Of Accidental Origin
Work from the Lamont Gallery Collection

Saltonstall House Curatorial Project
Phillips Exeter Academy

This year, a team of students has embarked on a curatorial project to position the arts as a platform for sparking conversations about Exeter, drawing from objects from the Lamont Gallery’s permanent collection.

The site of the students’ curatorial intervention is the Principal’s house.  A space for campus-wide afternoon teas and a haven of alumni and Trustee meetings, Principal MacFarlane’s Dining Room in Saltonstall House is one of the most public, yet private rooms on the Phillips Exeter Academy campus. Those who gather in the space are united by their connection to Exeter, but diverse in their ages, backgrounds, and points of view.

Visitors are invited to reflect on the rich and varied journeys made by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents, using the art on display—now, no longer accidental—as a catalyst for purposeful learning.

(More information about this project and other student projects will soon be available on our Student Exhibitions page which is currently under construction. For now you can visit the Of Accidental Origin blog to see more and even take a quizz to see which piece of artwork you are!)



June 20-July 15, 2017
Lamont Gallery on Water
225 Water Street, Exeter NH


This summer the Lamont Gallery will be located at 225 Water Street in downtown Exeter while our main gallery on the Phillips Exeter Academy Campus undergoes some construction. We are excited to inhabit this downtown location and even more excited to announce our summer exhibition: Neighboring which will include the work of local artists – our neighbors – dealing with themes such as neighborhoods, locality, proximity, distance, individual/community/family, house and home, and other related themes.


We are seeking Exeter area artists to participate in this exhibition. Please visit our Exhibition Opportunities page for more information and eligibility .

Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.


 Lamont Gallery, Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, Phillips Exeter Academy
20 Main Street, Exeter NH, 03833
 603-777-3461 / gallery@exeter.edu