The Kenan House Gallery features local and regional fine art exhibits with a strong focus on Western New York artists, located in the Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. An active exhibition space since 1966 when it featured the works of Charles Burchfield, the Kenan Center House Gallery averages eight exhibits annually of local and regional artists. Committed to fostering artistic expression in young people, the gallery also includes a high school photo exhibit on its calendar each year.
CHANGE IN HOURS STARTING IN APRIL 2020: Before Labor Day: Mon.-Fri. 12-5pm; Sundays 2-4pm. After Labor Day: Mon.-Fri. 12-5pm; Saturdays & Sundays 2-4pm. The Gallery may be closed for major holidays and private functions. If traveling, call (716) 433-2617, Monday-Friday before 5 pm, to confirm that the Gallery is open the day you wish to visit. Follow the Kenan Center on Facebook or Instagram for closing announcements.
Support for the Kenan House Gallery Exhibitions 2018 is provided by, the Kenan Arts Council, Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, and M&T Bank.
2020 at the Kenan House Gallery
We are so excited to launch another year of high quality exhibitions inside what Union Sun & Journal Readers call the Best of the Best Gallery! Stay tuned for more details on opening reception dates, tea and tours and more.
The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice and Success.
On view at the Kenan House Gallery February 9 – March 29
Opening reception: Sunday, February 9, 2-5 p.m.
The 19th amendment is turning 100 years old in 2020. This exhibit will show the struggle, sacrifice and success of the US Suffrage Movement. The core of the exhibit will be Mary Brennan-Taylor’s person collection of suffrage memorabilia collected over the past 40 years.
The Kenan House & Gallery will be closed Saturday, Feb. 22 & Sunday, Feb. 23 for private events.
We will reopen on Monday, Feb. 24th with regular gallery hours.
Tea & Tour: SOLD OUT – February 22 & 23, 1-3 p.m.
Join us for a detailed tour of our current gallery exhibit; The Art of Suffrage: Struggle, Sacrifice, and Success – along with tea and a light lunch inside the Kenan House Gallery. Call to register, 716-433-2617.
Previous Exhibitions | 2019
Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society
Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society 14th International Exhibition of Transparent Watercolor 2019. Juried by Iain Stewart, the NFWS Fall 2019 Workshop Artist, Stewart selected 50 paintings from 136 entries by 76 artists.
Vintage Design Takeover of the Kenan Mansion
The Kenan Center is proud to present Vintage Design Takeover. Explore & shop vintage retailers who are on view at the Kenan Mansion. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the Kenan Mansion, a 1859 stunning example of late 19th century Italianate design, while taking in the unique features each designer showcase. On display, Tattered Tulip, Bear Bottom Wholesale, Lock City Vintage and more!
The Kenan Collection
The Kenan Center is proud to present works from the Kenan Center Collection.
Artist included, but not limited to:
George A. Renourd
John Wade Jr.
Mary Connor Clark
Walter A. Prochownik
Storrs All High Photography
For the 34th year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring photos by students from regional high schools.
For a list of the 2019 award winners, please click here.
Buffalo Arts Studio Invitational
Buffalo Arts Studio Invitational at Kenan House Gallery
Works by Tricia Butski, Fotini Galanes, Bryan Hopkins, Travis Keller, Kathleen Sherin, Ann Stievater, Phyllis Thompson & Muhammad Zaman
Extraordinary Forms V: Clay Invitational
Extraordinary Forms V Clay Invitational, also on view Ceramic Works from the Gerald Mead Collection.
Extraordinary Forms V Clay Invitational include works by Mitchell Messina (Nazareth College), Lori Mills (SUNY Brockport), Hide Sadohara (SUNY Fredonia), Colleen Toledano and Robert Wood (SUNY Buffalo State).
Also on view will be a companion exhibition titled “Ceramics from the Gerald Mead Collection.”
Through the combined histories of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Nazareth College and the SUNY Colleges in Alfred, Buffalo, Brockport, Geneseo, Fredonia and Sanborn, ceramic artists associated with this region have had an enduring presence. This survey exhibition, selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo art collector and member of the Kenan Center art committee, consists of ceramic works by current and former ceramic educators at colleges and universities in Western New York.
The artisans included in the exhibition are Marvin Bjurlin, Val Cushing, Julia Galloway, Andrea Gill, John Gill, Tony Hepburn, Wayne Higby, Richard Hirsch, Bryan Hopkins, Gail McCarthy, Lori Mills, Peter Pincus, Ted Randall, Mary Roehm, Carl Shanahan, Neil Tetkowski, Frans Wildenhain, and Robert Wood. [Image; Untitled by Wayne Higby].
Closing Reception: Sunday, February 17 2-5PM
On view: January 13 – February 17
Paintings by William Storrs, a well respected artist and teacher from the Lockport, NY area. The exhibition included works completed between the late 1940’s to 2005.