The Truman State University Art Gallery is committed to the belief that art matters. It changes lives, documents and reflects our experiences, and shows us worlds and perspectives other than our own. We also believe that the liberal arts and sciences matter. Knowledge does not exist in isolation; particularly in the information age it is interconnected, is created, developed, and maintained communally, and is changeable over time and across cultures.
Each year the University Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of faculty and student art, art historical exhibitions, and exhibitions of regional contemporary art.
2017-2018 Art Gallery Schedule
January 25 – March 2
Double Life: Fifteen Years
in the main gallery
Kelli Connell combines and manipulates two or more negatives to create images in which her model appears twice. The resulting fictional encounters raise questions about the truth of the photographic image and explore gender, sexuality, and intimacy.
Janna Añonuevo Langholz
in the side gallery
Early career, St. Louis-based photographer Janna Añonuevo Langholz uses photography, photo-based installation, and video work to examine subtle fluctuations and variations in the natural world that are often overlooked. Working against the human world overpowered by excessive distractions and noise, her work brings to light another world that is inaudibly growing, moving, and shifting on its own agenda.
Friday, January 26, 5:00 p.m.
March 20 – April 19
Tales from a Sketch Hunter
Cora Lynn Deibler
This exhibition presents recent work by Cora Lynn Deibler, Professor of Illustration at the University of Connecticut. Deibler is completing a graphic novel about the most famous French executioner of all time, Anatole Deibler: The Tale of Monsieur de Paris. She has also produced a series called Conversations in which she incorporates words that are heard or overheard into illustrations.
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
in the main gallery
guest juror: Cora Lynn Deibler
Tuesday, March 20, 5:00 p.m.
BA Thesis Exhibition
Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.
April 30 – May 4
BFA Thesis Exhibition
Friday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.
The University Art Gallery resides in the renovated gymnasium in Ophelia Parrish Hall located at 300 East Normal Street. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30am – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Please note, the University Art Gallery is closed between exhibitions and during all Truman State University breaks.
During regular business hours, free on-street parking is available on S. Florence Street and S. Mulanix Street. After hours and on Saturdays, you may park in the university parking lots off E. Normal Street and S. Davis Street for free.