Hess Gallery

Gallery Hours

The Hess Gallery is open during Annenberg Library hours.
 Please check the library hours for more information.

The Dual Mission of the Gallery

To showcase contemporary New England artists and exhibit the work of Pine Manor College students.

Events are free and open to the public.

Handicap-Accessible The Gallery is handicapped-accessible.

Gallery Location

400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
On the first floor of the Annenberg Library



Hess Gallery 2019-2020 
Exhibit Season 

September 1 - November 8, 2019

Artists' talk Sept. 25th, 4-6pm


"HumanFigure" opens in late August at the Hess. Six young artists, including PMC's own former boxing coach Jessica Liggero and art professor Jamie Bowman, interpret what it means to be human using expressive realism. Jamie Bowman, Holly Curcio, Erika Hess, Lavaughan Jenkins, Jessica Liggero and Tamar Nelson show sculpture, painting, drawing, and art that crosses borders between media. 

Says Jessica: "My work is about identity. Passion. Betrayal. Lust. Who am I, or who have I become? The ambiguity of intimacy that develops introspectively and harmoniously or perhaps even insidiously at times as a bond is constructed, deconstructed and eventually reconstructed or destroyed. That’s what my work is about. It is all chaotic creative energy that somehow finds a way to fall vividly on victimless paper. " 

Former Pine Manor professor Stephanie Mahan Stigliano curates a groundbreaking show of area teachers and their students, "Legacy," opening in November. Stephanie brings together a wide community of faculty from Pine Manor and other area colleges, hung side-by-side with the work of their students. Look for an interview with Stephanie and a complete list of artists soon. Please join all of us at the opening reception on Sunday, November 17th 2-5pm at the gallery. 

In the spring of 2020, Boston artist Marjorie Kaye again crosses media borders with her installation of colorful 3D work referencing the natural world.