The String Room Gallery at Wells College recognizes our responsibility to acknowledge our colonial history. The Gallery resides on the site of Chonodote, a village on the traditional homelands of the Cayuga Nation, a member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, who have cared for this land since time immemorial and whose relationships to this place endure. As a cultural institution situated within a college, we commit to learning, listening, unlearning, acting and being in relationship to Indigenous communities and cultural life.
The 1,600 square foot gallery hosts five exhibitions each year featuring a range of regional and national contemporary artists. Twice a year, student artwork is exhibited: the Annual Student Exhibition features work by a range of students, and the Senior Thesis Exhibition is organized, installed, and presented each May by graduating visual art majors. Receptions are held to celebrate each exhibition and attendees have an opportunity to meet and interact with the artists. Please see the Exhibitions pages for dates and details.
A serene, sunlit space located on the first floor of the College's Main Building, the room is complemented by a beautiful wood parquet floor, subtle track and natural lighting, and a large Arts-and-Crafts hearth with an ornate wood-and-ceramic mantle. The gallery provides space for intimate receptions and gatherings, and is an important pedagogical space for the Visual Arts Department and Book Arts Center.
The String Room Gallery is an ADA accessible space.
"Loss Across Landscapes: Sonya Merutka writes on the queer kinship & the histories that remain in I tilted over until it becomes horizon" article by Sonya Merutka, published on AQNB, May 19, 2022.
"OSCILLATE OUT 'LOUD': NEW WELLS COLLEGE EXHIBIT COMBINES COMAOUFLAGE, A GIANT WORD SEARCH AND MORE" article by David Wilcox, published in The Auburn Citizen, November 5, 2015.
"'SEDUCED BY LINE': WELLS COLLEGE HOSTS 'INTEGRATED PAINTING' EXHIBIT BY BROOKLYN ARTIST
article by Carrie Chantler, published inThe Auburn Citizen, March 18, 2015
'THROUGH LINE": SAYWARD SCHOONMAKER USES LANGUAGE AS ART IN WELLS COLLEGE EXHIBIT
article by Greg Mason, published in The Auburn Citizen, October 25, 2013
'RUBBLE' IN RELIEF: WELLS EXHIBIT EXAMINES THE DESTRUCTIVE WAKE OF WAR
article by David Wilcox, published in The Auburn Citizen, March 24, 2013