Are your parents not letting you have a car on campus? Do you find yourself always low on gas money? Did the bus miss your stop again? Art enthusiasts, have no fear. Making your way to a gallery while at Marywood is easier than you think. We have galleries right on campus in the Shields Center for Visual Arts.
The Shields Center is home to three galleries and several collections. The first floor is home to the Mahady Gallery, while the second floor houses the Suraci Gallery. The picture above of the Mahady Gallery features an exhibition by photographer Chala Jan held this past October, 2014. In the back of the Suraci Gallery you can find permanent collections that include 19th-20th century art along with rare books/manuscripts.
One gallery frequently utilized by students is the Maslow Study Gallery. The gallery rotates out different pieces of the Maslow Collection to supplement the studies of different art classes. The collection features works by artists such as Jasper Johns, Melissa Meyer, Roy Lichenstein, and the one and only Andy Warhol.
Throughout the semester I will be keeping you all up-to-date on the latest art events on campus, with some featured stories on successful MU alumni. Like I said, you don’t need to travel too far to look at some great art.