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University Galleries

Location:
University Galleries 11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 438-5487
Website:
http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/

University Galleries of Illinois State University has developed a multivalent approach to exhibitions and support for artists. Our exhibitions feature both emerging and established artists, often those whose work has not been previously presented in a comprehensive manner.

University Galleries is open year-round: daily throughout the academic year and Monday-Saturday during the summer. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the general public.

Upcoming Events

February 2017

Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson: Subdivision

Start:
Tuesday, February 21st
9:30 am
End:
Sunday, April 2nd
5:00 pm

With its seven framed-out wooden façades,­­ Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson’s Subdivision transforms two galleries into a faux neighborhood.

Edra Soto: Manual GRAFT

Start:
Tuesday, February 21st
9:30 am
End:
Sunday, April 2nd
5:00 pm

Edra Soto is a Chicago-based artist, educator, and curator who “aims to challenge the boundaries between audience, artist, and the work itself to amplify the democratic potential that art has to offer.”

Deb Sokolow: Schematics, Surveillance, Murder

Start:
Tuesday, February 21st
5:00 pm
End:
Sunday, April 2nd
5:00 pm

Deb Sokolow’s text-based drawings and collages are based on purposeful research and humorous conjecture about cultural icons and everyday people, mysterious moments and alternate histories, distant places and nearby spaces.

March 2017

Visiting Artist Lecture: Daniel Giles

Date:
Wednesday, March 1st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Danny Giles will give a School of Art Visiting Artist Program lecture.

Artist Lecture: Deb Sokolow

Date:
Thursday, March 2nd
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lecture from artist Deb Sokolow on her exhibition "Schematics, Surveillance, Murder."

Subdivision performance: Amanda Bowles and Erin Hayden

Date:
Friday, March 3rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artists Amanda Bowles and Erin Hayden will perform as part of the "Subdivision" exhibit at the University Galleries.

School of Art Research Colloquium Lecture – Lea Cline

Date:
Tuesday, March 7th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The School of Art presents a Research Colloquium Lecture given by Lea Cline.

Artist Lecture: Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson

Date:
Wednesday, March 8th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A lecture by artists Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson about their exhibit "Subdivision" at the University Galleries.

Subdivision performance: Alejandro T. Acierto

Date:
Friday, March 10th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Alejandro T. Acierto will at the University Galleries. 

Artist Lecture: Edra Soto

Date:
Tuesday, March 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Artist Edna Soto will speak about her exhibition "Manuel GRAFT."

Subdivision Performance: Thad Kellstadt

Date:
Friday, March 24th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Thad Kellstadt will perform at the University Galleries.

Visiting Artist Lecture: William Cordova

Date:
Wednesday, March 29th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

William Cordova, whose work has been shown in the Whitney and Guggenheim museums, will give a School of Art Visiting Artist Program lecture.

Subdivision Performance: Melissa Oresky & Zak Boerger

Date:
Friday, March 31st
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artists Melissa Oresky and Zak Boerger will perform at the University Galleries.

April 2017

2017 Student Annual

Start:
Wednesday, April 12th
8:00 am
End:
Sunday, May 14th
5:00 pm

This juried exhibition, which features work in a variety of mediums and styles, offers many students the first opportunity to have their work reviewed by professionals outside the University.

School of Art Research Colloquium Lecture – Brian Franklin

Date:
Tuesday, April 18th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The School of Art presents a Research Colloquium Lecture given by Brian Franklin.

May 2017

Gala at the Galleries

Date:
Saturday, May 20th
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Save the Date, May 20, 2017, 6 p.m. at the ISU Galleries to celebrate art, music, theatre, and dance sponsored by Illinois State University’s Friends of the Arts. Silent and live auctions. Live entertainment by students, faculty, and community members. A wonderful array of appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, and soda will be available. Proceeds support scholarships and grants for College of Fine Arts students. Reservations accepted beginning April 3 at the ISU Box Office, (309) 438-2535. FOA.IllinoisState.edu