Edward O'Neill Gallery

Thanks to the generosity of Edward O’Neill, class of 1928, guests visiting Thornton Academy's fine arts building can walk through a gallery and appreciate the installations of wonderful artwork created by Thornton Academy’s talented students. 

The O'Neill Gallery honors his generous bequest and his notable legal career in Washington, D.C. Mr. O’Neill was known for championing the rights of marginalized peoples, particularly the rights of native Americans, the mentally ill, and those living in poverty. Mr. O’Neill was awarded the 1997 Thornton Academy Distinguished Alumni Award posthumously. 

Faculty & Student Artwork

nature still life drawing

Still Life by Riley Sullivan '22

The Burger Workshop by An Ho '18

four artists with their goats in space illustrations

Artists from Honors Illustration with their "Goats in Space" illustrations. 

artsy photograph of a boy in a mask

Masked by Andrew Thibodeau '22

Summer Days photography by Anna Bruner

Summer Days by Anna Bruner '19

Artist Cordelia Perry stands with an original print

Corvus Brachyrhynhos by Cordelia Perry '19

ceramic curved sculpture

Sculpture by Scout Nasse '22

panoramic view of o'neil gallery featuring student artwork