Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center

Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center
100 Saint Anselm Drive


The Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, and exhibition of fine art, as a wholly unique place of learning.  Founded in 1967, this facility provides a gracious setting for special exhibitions and houses a small permanent collection.  As a center for the promotion of the fine arts for the Saint Anselm campus and the community at large, the Chapel Art Center hosts a variety of lectures, tours, concerts, readings, and recitals in conjunction with its exhibition series. 

Mission Statement:

In keeping with the College's Catholic and Benedictine mission to educate students in the liberal arts, the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center seeks to cultivate the intelligence of both the heart and the mind. Through its exhibitions and programming, the Chapel Art Center is motivated by an awareness that beauty speaks to intelligence, and that art teaches as it elevates the human mind and spirit toward poetic truth.

Recent News

Exhibition: Spring Highlights Saint Anselm College

Spring Highlights, spotlighting recent acquisitions and shedding new light on the Chapel Art Center Permanent Collection. Date: April 7 - May 5, 2017 Hours:Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.mThursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m Location:Alva de…

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Exhibition - Reverie: Realizing a Collection

In celebration of Saint Anselm College's 125th anniversary, the Chapel Art Center will present a year-long exhibition reflecting over a century of creating, collecting, and appreciating art on the Saint Anselm campus. The exhibition will trace the…

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Exhibition - Anthony Moore: Pavise

The Chapel Art Center is pleased to present the exhibition Anthony Moore: Pavise, showcasing a series of magnificent modern painted pavises by London-born artist Anthony Moore.A pavise is a large, convex shield used by archers and crossbowmen in…

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Exhibition - Students Select: Working as Curators

The Chapel Art Center presents Students Select, an exhibition of works from the college's permanent collection curated entirely by Saint Anselm students.The works on view will be commented on by a curatorial team of 14 students with varied academic…

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Exhibition - The Glimmer of Light: Landscape Paintings

The Glimmer of Light: Landscape Paintings by Lauren SansaricqThe Chapel Art Center is very pleased to host this exhibition of landscape paintings by Lauren Sansaricq.  This is the first of a series of "suites" the Chapel Art Center…

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