The Exhibition Program

Begun as an on-going professional exhibition program in 1992 under the leadership of Mary Towley Swanson, the exhibition program has grown to be a permanent fixture of campus life, primarily in The Department of Art History Gallery in the lobby of the O'Shaughnessy Education Center. Past exhibitions include fiber art, selections of Western and American Indian Art, Sacred Arts, contemporary quilts from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, slave quilts, book art, calligraphy, two and three dimensional works, photography, and kinetic architecture. Student assistants engage in hands-on learning in curatorial skills. Two annual exhibitions promote emerging, established, local and national artists, in an effort to expose the St. Thomas community to different genres and thematic concepts. This program also serves to build bridges to the surrounding community as a whole.