The Hess Center for the Arts

The Art Department’s programs are based in the Hess Center for the Arts, with facilities for performing and visual arts.

The Hess Center for the Arts houses:

  • The Hess Auditorium
  • The von Auersperg Gallery
  • The Reid Black Box Theater
  • The Elizabeth Wachsman Concert Hall
  • An acting lab
  • A modernized recording studio
  • Improved art spaces

Numerous exhibitions and performances take place in the Hess Center each year, drawing enthusiastic audiences and providing showcases for individual talents as well as group efforts. Exhibitions provide recognition for promising young artists and photographers, while actors, technicians, dancers, and musicians showcase their talents in the performing arts spaces.

When there are exhibitions, the Von Auersperg Gallery is open 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday (when school is in session) and by appointment.

For exhibition information please contact Lydia Hemphill.

The Von Auersperg Gallery

The von Auersperg Gallery is used by the school community to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and to be a place of active learning.

The exhibits and associated programs are intentionally designed to create a dynamic interaction between the works of art exhibited and themes in our curriculum.

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Contact the Hess Center for the Arts

7 Boyden Lane
Deerfield, MA 01342