University Art Gallery

University Art Gallery - Mission

The University Art Gallery provides quality visual art experiences to enhance the cultural life of the university and the McDonough County region. We provide a permanent collection of art for study, and a schedule of changing exhibitions that complement university curricula and initiatives. We encourage art appreciation and self-reflection through programming that fosters an awareness of why and how artists work, an understanding of the significance of art in past and present times, and an appreciation of how the ability to interpret images can deepen our understanding of the world and of ourselves.