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Meet the Lamont Gallery Staff


The Lamont Gallery has a team of dedicated individuals who work with every aspect of the gallery, including developing innovative exhibition projects, offering a variety of creative programs to help our audience engage with the arts, participating in community-wide cultural programs, and sharing our discoveries as we research the gallery's emerging permanent collection. 

Each year we welcome thousands of visitors, including youth, adults and numerous groups. Our audience includes members of the Phillips Exeter Academy community, regional visitors, public school classes, retirement communities, civic associations, business owners and more.

We look forward to meeting you on your next visit.

Gallery Attendants

Say hello to our wonderful gallery attendants when you visit. Attendants assist the gallery in many areas including exhibition installation, content development, collections and archive research, and visitor services.

Dale Atkins has been a Lamont Gallery attendant since 2015. Prior to working at the gallery, she owned and operated Dale Atkins Painting & Frame Restoration for fifteen years. Atkins creates hand-built clay vessels with a focus on design and subtle asymmetry. She also has experience working in steel, wood, copper enamel, textiles, oils and acrylics, leather, silver and other materials. She is often called upon to assist with working in the collection as well as to install exhibitions in the gallery. She contributes to many other campus arts and cultural projects.

Jennifer Benn has been a Lamont Gallery attendant since 2015. She is also a professional painter with a studio at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She earned her M.F.A. in painting from Syracuse University and has led programs for students to study art and culture in Ireland at the Burren College of Art. Benn taught college-level art classes for over 12 years and continues to offer private lessons at her studio. When she is not engaging with visitors on weekends, you may see her running around Exeter with posters and postcards, helping us publicize our exhibitions and events.

Ann McGrath has worked at the Lamont Gallery since 2010. She is a retired fourth grade teacher from the Marston School in Hampton, New Hampshire and brings a great degree of organization and love of education to the Lamont Gallery. McGrath helps us research information for exhibitions and selects resources from the Academy Library that enhance our exhibitions. She also works at the Academy Library. When she is not on campus you can find her exploring hiking trials in New Hampshire and abroad.

Jenna Riley has worked at the Lamont Gallery since 2014. Riley also works full-time at the University of New Hampshire Library and is in graduate school earning her degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Museum Accessibility. Her studies have taken her all the way to London. We will be sharing her with the Currier Museum of Art where she is an intern. 

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