Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

Listed on the National Register, the grand is considered one of the finest examples of Federal architecture. The Institute remains the only non-profit contemporary gallery and visual arts school in the region, offering a rich calendar of nearly 30 exhibitions by regional and national artists.  Today the structure's architectural features shine much as they did in the 1800s, displaying the artisanship of a bygone era in contrast to contemporary artwork. 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Hours of Operation
  • Tuesday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Tuesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Wednesday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Wednesday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Thursday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Thursday Closing Time: 5 PM
  • Friday Opening Time: 10 AM
  • Friday Closing Time: 5 PM

Crowther and Swider Exhibitions

Tom Crowther, MAIN GALLERY, April 13 - May 25, 2018

BE CAREFUL OF THE ANTS: Reinvention and the ART of Plodding Along is an exhibition of paintings and drawings spanning a variety of subjects, but it is predominately rooted in psychology of the self.

“Be careful of the ants daddy” is simply something my 3-year-old daughter shouts to me from the front door every morning while I am packing the car to take her to school, but it has become a phrase that stands for much more.   As long as I can remember, I have suffered from social anxiety, depression and panic attacks on a daily basis; I refer to these as the ANTS.  While I deal with these ants every day, some days are worse than others, and the ants take over.  Although my daughter’s sweet little phrase is referring to a time when she was bitten by an ant, and she is genuinely looking out for me, it has become a metaphor for dealing with these struggles. The parent--a strong, heroic protector vs. Ants--vulnerability, fear, and helplessness.

Staci Swider - Within: reckless acts of faith