Chace Gallery

Located in the upper lobby of the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, the Chace Gallery hosts visual art exhibits with a connection to members of the Emory community.

Current Exhibition

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney sitting in a chair

Remembering Seamus Heaney

The traveling version of the National Library of Ireland’s acclaimed exhibition “Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again is currently on exhibit through April 14.  Visitors are welcome during posted hours and when the gallery is open for public events in Emerson Concert Hall.

Exhibit curator Geraldine Higgins, associate professor of English and director of the Irish Studies Program at Emory, has been the director of the Richard Ellmann Lectures since 2017. She is also the curator of the exhibition in Dublin, Ireland, which opened in 2018 and will move to its permanent home in the NLI in 2025.

Higgins says the traveling exhibit ties in well with this year’s Ellmann Lectures, which honor of the 10th anniversary of Heaney’s death, who passed away in August 2013. This year’s distinguished speakers, American poet Natasha Trethewey and Irish writer Fintan O’Toole, have strong scholarly ties to Heaney and will lecture on the theme of “Writing Lives,” considering the relationship between art, life, and writing in various forms and contexts.

Ongoing Exhibition

Alumni Portrait Gallery

The gallery features a rotating selection of photographic portraits of alumni taken by Loli Lucaciu 17C.