Dehn Gallery

The Adolf & Virginia Dehn Gallery

One of the main attractions of MCC on Main is the art gallery, which is named in memory of the Dehns by the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Foundation. The Dehn Foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts, and it is now administered by Virginia's niece and nephews whose father, Frederick Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College's first president.

Exhibition Schedule

The gallery presents contemporary art created by both established and emerging artists. Its exhibition schedule has been developed to showcase a wide range of art forms — painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation and performance art — and to feature the work of regional and Connecticut artists.

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Interested in Exhibiting?

To have your artwork considered for an upcoming exhibit, please send an email to Jane Rainwater, Dehn Gallery Curator, with a link to your artwork or webpage. Please write in the subject line, "New Artist Dehn." Because of the volume of requests we receive please be patient with our response.


About Adolf and Virginia Dehn


Virginia and Adolf Dehn

One of the main attractions of MCC on Main is the art gallery named in memory of Adolf and Virginia Dehn by the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Foundation. The Dehn Foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts and is now administered by Virginia's niece and nephews – Derick Lowe, Ginny Lowe Connors and Andrew Lowe. Their father, Frederick W. Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College’s first president, when the college was founded nearly fifty years ago.

Virginia Engleman grew up in Hamden, Connecticut, and studied art in Missouri and New York City, where she met renowned lithographer and watercolorist Adolf Dehn. As husband and wife, the two artists worked side by side for many years, part of a group of artists who influenced the history of 20th century American art.

Last Update: July 10 2014
For additional information, contact Sara Vincent.