Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center

47 Myrtle Avenue., Newton, MA 02466 • 617 243-2143

The Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center is designed to support the educational and extracurricular programs of Lasell College and Lasell Village through artistic and cultural activities designed for all members and friends of the broadest College community. In recent years, the Center has supported arts exhibits and shows, including student and faculty art shows. The Center is also home to the Newton Country Players, which rehearses and performs at the Yamawaki.

 

Some features of the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center include:

Wedeman Art Gallery

Wedeman Art Gallery

Featuring two full floors to display personal or group art work, the Wedeman Art Gallery provides professional lighting, wall hangings, and enough space for guests to enjoy the artwork.

Yamawaki Auditorium

Yamawaki Auditorium

Equipped with professional sound and lighting fixtures, the Yamawaki Auditorium is the perfect setting to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds and scenes of a concert or theatrical event. The auditorium seats up to 65 people and holds a maximum of 85.

Yamawaki Catered Events

Catered Events

The hallway of the Yamawaki Center is home to various display showcases and wall hangings. The Center is available for catered events and art showcases. Contact the center for more rental information.

Faculty Profile

Tessa LeRoux, Ph.DProfessor of Sociology; Director of Nancy Lawson Donahue ’49 Institute for Values and Public Life; Book Review Editor for Journal of Family Theory and ReviewTessa Leroux's main scholarly work is in the field of gender and family studies. She has published articles in the area of gender role socialization, teenage pregnancy and single parenthood, domestic work and migration, and family ideology.  

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium

Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2014

- 25th in "Best Regional College" - North