Art Gallery

Overview

The ƵArt Gallery

The ƵArt Gallery provides exhibitions and cultural programming that are not only relevant, but vital to our students’ academic, social, emotional, and cultural well-being. The exhibition’s held in the ƵArt Gallery address issues of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in a direct and meaningful way. Exhibitions, visiting artist lectures and panel discussions are organized to serve as a forum to engage with ideas that are critical to the social, political, and cultural lives of Ƶstudents, faculty, staff, administration, and the surrounding community. 

The content of the art exhibitions and programming at Ƶart gallery are carefully selected to evoke students’ creative imagination. In prioritizing the art created by members of historically marginalized groups becomes an act of subversion toward the racist colonial past from which museums and curatorial practices emerged out of. The college experience, especially for underserved communities is made more meaningful by seeing themselves reflected in the art spaces. The art gallery also provides professional development opportunities for students, by participating first-hand through work-study opportunities, internships, related coursework, clubs, and volunteer work; the art gallery allows students to develop professional skills that will prepare them for career opportunities in the art industry and thus cultivate a new generation of art professionals.

The gallery programming includes the annual Student Show and a bi-annual Faculty Exhibition, the ƵArt Gallery has a rich history of presenting exhibitions featuring national and international artists. Gallery exhibitions are complemented by visiting artist lectures, panel discussions, walk-throughs, performances, and other educational programming to enhance learning opportunities for students, faculty staff, administration, and the surrounding community. In conclusion, the ƵArt Gallery is a site of connection, discovery, intersectionality, and of active civic engagement that enriches the Ƶcommunity.

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Ƶart gallery exhibition MUXXXE SEMENTERIO

MUXXXE: SEMENTERIO

In conjunction with the SURBiennial, Tijuana born, Mexico City-based performance artist and rapper MUXXXE presents a captivating multi sensory exhibition that includes photography, sculpture, video, a hologram installation, and music as a process of commemoration of their past masculine self.

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A survivor of the Guatemalan Genocide carrying a framed photo

Our Culture Our Resistance
Photographs by Jonathan Moller

Repression, Refuge and Healing in Guatemala

Our Culture Our Resistance is a photography exhibition open on Thursday, August 24, 2023 with works by Jonathan Moller about the genocide during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1966) that left 166,000 indigenous Mayans dead. Thousands more vanished. The images (photographed 1993 to 2001) portray communities in resistance, captured against the backdrop of Guatemala’s tumultuous past, each a window into a world of life, death, hope and despair during these trying times.