The de Menil Gallery

The de Menil Gallery at Groton School, a public gallery that opened in October 2001, is a cultural resource to the Town of Groton and the region. Designed by Perry Dean Rogers/Partners of Boston, this state-of-the-art gallery has approximately 900 square feet of exhibition space.

During each academic year, the de Menil Gallery hosts three exhibitions; they showcase a variety of media, including photographs, paintings, prints, and decorative arts.
The de Menil Gallery is located at the Dillon Art Center at Groton School, a mile and half south of Groton Center on Route 111. Enter at the first gate to the right. Parking is available either behind the Art Center (a silver-roofed building) or at the Groton School Athletic Center, a short walk away.

Gallery hours: The de Menil Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays (except Wednesdays) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends (except school holidays). The de Menil Gallery is free and open to the public.

For more information please call 978-448-7ART or Groton School at 978-448-3363.
Fall Exhibit


September 18–November 12, 2017
Paintings by Nelson Da Costa
Each piece in Da Costa’s oeuvre is linked to a larger narrative, derived from observations from his life in Angola as a child, his exodus to Cuba for his studies, and his immigration to the United States.
His works are based on memories—Da Costa calls his creative process the door to “the spiritual world of my past.” Many of Da Costa¹s early works address the destruction, poverty, and despair wrought by war, based on his own survival of the Angolan civil war and the tragic loss of his family. More recently, he has begun to explore themes of the present and future, particularly his experiences and encounters with American culture. Drawing on the many influences from his tumultuous life, Nelson transmutes memory and strife into a stark allegory of subject and shape.
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