John Almquist Art Gallery

The John Almquist Gallery is a professional exhibition space on campus. Three shows are curated each year featuring the work of students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists. The gallery is a unique teaching tools that enhances our JK-12 visual art curriculum and strives to share a diverse selection of art forms. As a cultural force, the John Almquist Gallery broadens an individual's understanding of art and is an invitation to heighten students' global perspective.

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  • Herstory

    On January 25, 2019, the winter gallery show “Herstory” opened. The exhibit featured three women artists, Carken Helene Rudman, Susan Mullen and Diana Solis, who use their work to reflect on their lived experiences and their own power and spirituality.
  • Happen/Stance

    A tiny invitational opened on September 22, 2019, celebrating former faculty member Jackie Melissas and featuring a small sampling of her many students: Joanne Avery ’90, Chris Davis ’00, Ben Tullman ’06, Cindy Taylor Mooers ’08, Shaun Teamer ’08 and Clayton Cottingham ’14.
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  • Battered and Fried

    Advanced Placement and Advanced Open Studio students invited parents, alumni, faculty, staff and guests to see an exhibition of their latest work. Titled Battered and Fried, the exhibition was a survey of artwork made since the beginning of the school year. Students featured in the exhibit were: Alex Arenson ’19, Sophia Baumann ’18, Sana Hadavi ’21, Mazeed Oluewu ’19, Alessando Colzi Risaliti ’19, Anna Roszak ’19, Julia Terhaerdt ’19, Sheridan Tyson ’19 and Livvy Whitmore ’19.
  • Collaborative Codices

    A codex, which comes from the Latin caudex for “trunk of a tree” or “block of wood,” is a book constructed of hand-written contents. The codex was brought to Latin America during the colonial period and was seen as a hybrid text: Indigenous communities adopted the format and included imagery that was distinctly local. These texts illuminate the aesthetics of these communities and their position within systems of power.
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  • Rene Arceo

    The opening of René Arceo’s art exhibition was held on January 19 in the John Almquist Gallery at North Shore Country Day School.
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  • If These Walls Could Talk

    September 23, 2016 -- A visualization of the educational interactions within our walls. It's a snapshot of our students’ experiences and explorations as they wrestle with big questions and take pleasure in small moments.
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  • Exquisite Corpse: A Surprise Collaboration

    The Almquist Gallery presents "Exquisite Corpse," a collaborative game that traces its roots to the 20th century Parisian Surrealist Movement.
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  • Process 4

    February 1, 2016 -- The Almquist Gallery presents Process 4.
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  • Threads of Resistance : Chilean Arpilleras

    October 2, 2015 - The Almquist Gallery presents, "Threads of Resistance : Chilean Arpilleras," Marjorie Agosin's arpillera collection. 
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  • We Are Stars

    March 13, 2015 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "We Are Stars," curated by Lower School Art Teacher Montserrat Alsina, highlights works by artists of Esperanza Community Services.
  • Art and the Prison State

    January 16, 2015 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "Art and the Prison State," highlighting local artists' responses and expressions of many pertinent questions surrounding our nation's prison-industrial complex.
  • Community Creatives

    October 10, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery presents "Community Creatives," a celebration of imaginative objects crafted by North Shore Country Day School faculty & staff.
  • Reclaimed Realities

    March 14, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery presents the art exhibit opening "Reclaimed Realities" featuring works by Marci Rubin and Betsy van Die.
  • SPATIAL intimacy

    January 17, 2014 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Spatial Intimacy" by Chicago artists Veronica Bruce and Madison Zalopany.
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  • Little Mirrors

    October 4, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Little Mirrors: Collages and visual narratives" featuring works of Julie Nauman-Mikulski.
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  • Student Mail Art

    April 26, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: Student Mail Art @60093," featuring the work of Middle and Upper Students.
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  • Inward Out

    January 18, 2013 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "Inward Out," featuring the work of Linda Robinson Gordon and Keith Sklar.
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  • DanO: A Retrospective

    September 14, 2012 -- The Almquist Gallery hosted the art exhibit opening "DanO: A Retrospective of Illustration."
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    March 16, 2012 -- Calling all artists! Enter by February 24 to be a part of the Art Ajar exhibit to benefit the Northfield Food Pantry.
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  • Chicago Types . . .

    January 13, 2012 -- The Almquist Gallery will host the art exhibit opening "Chicago Types: Modern, Traditional and Avant-Garde Typographic Design from The City That Works."
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Gallery Hours

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-3 or by appointment, 847.446.0674

Weekday gallery visitors are required to check-in at Reception in the Upper School.

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