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Art Galleries

You can’t have liberal arts without the arts! Lake Forest College has four art exhibition venues on campus: the Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries in the historic Durand Art Institute building, the Deerpath Student Gallery and Gallery 208 in Donnelley and Lee Library.

Chicago art poster

Chicago: Selections from the Lake Forest College Art Collection with a Link to Chicago

November 11  December 8

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Sonnenschein Gallery/Albright Gallery • Durand Art Institute
Lake Forest College
555 N. Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, Illinois

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Gallery Hours
M/W/F 2-5 p.m.
SAT/SUN 1-5 p.m.
By appointment (847)-735-5194 or

fleeting posterFranz Schulze: Artist and Scholar

October 1-31 

This exhibition features Franz Schulze paintings from the 1950's, portraits for which he became better known, and is a celebration of a scholar who wrote the definitive biographies on architects Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, a guide to Chicago's landmark structures, and a book entitled Fantastic Images: Chicago Art Since 1945 that brought the Chicago Imagist artists to the forefront of the art world. Franz Schulze was a beloved professor of studio art and art history at Lake Forest College from when he began his teaching career in 1952 to long after he retired in 1991. 

mosey boysMosey Boys/THEN and NOW

October 1-14

THEN/Mosey Boys photos from their student days at Lake Forest College
Deerpath Student Gallery/Deerpath Residence Hall

NOW/Professional Work by Jonathan Atkin, Mark Hertzberg, Tom Livermore, Steve Logowitz, and Ron Pownall
Donnelley and Lee Library/2nd Floor Hallways

Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries

The Sonnenschein Gallery and Albright Room are the main art galleries at the College. They have featured the works of famous artists including Wafaa Bilal, Thomas Nozkowski and Kate McQuillen as well as alumni Ed West ’71 and Colin Thompson ’71. The galleries have featured artwork of highly acclaimed Chicago-based artists such as Andrew Young, Diane Simpson and Laura Letinsky. A bi-annual faculty exhibit showcases the most recent work of our faculty artists. Admission to these galleries is always free.

Deerpath Student Gallery

The Deerpath Student Gallery features group exhibitions of student work, including an annual show from the Art Club, selected student curatorial projects, and exhibitions of outstanding student coursework. The gallery’s location in the Deerpath Residence Hall across the quad from the Durand Art Institute situates it as an important part of the residential cultural and social scene. Admission to the Deerpath Gallery is also free.

Gallery Hours and Contact

Sonnenschein and Albright Galleries

Durand Art Institute,
North Campus 
MWF 2 - 5 p.m. 
Weekends 1 - 5 p.m. 

Directions to campus

Deerpath Student Gallery

Deerpath Residence Hall,
North Campus 
M-TH 7 - 10 p.m. 


Rebecca Goldberg
Gallery Director, Lecturer in Art