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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

Fall 2017

August 29 – October 6

New Work by Truman State Art Faculty
Matt Derezinski, Lindsey Dunnagan, Aaron Neeley, Russell Nelson, and Wynne Wilbur

opening reception
Tuesday, August 29, 5:00 p.m.

October 17 – November 30

Laura Berman momoprint
Laura Berman, Strata Terra 2, 2016, Monoprint, 22 x 22 inches

Once and Then
Laura Berman
in the main gallery

Once and Then will showcase the recent work of printmaker Laura Berman, Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Berman has developed a unique monotype technique that she uses to create bold, abstract compositions that play with pattern, layering, and an enthralling array of colors. Although her prints are often abstract, her forms are inspired by objects that she collects that document people she has known, her travels, and natural history.

Retreat: Reflections on Chinese Apartment Art
in the side gallery

Through interviews with contemporary Chinese artists, this exhibition explores how “apartment art” was produced in reaction to political restrictions and shown outside the realm of official galleries and the commercial system, often inside the homes of artists themselves.

opening reception
Tuesday, October 17, 5:00 p.m.

December 4–8

BA/BFA Thesis Exhibition
in the main gallery

A Strong Foundation
in the side gallery

closing reception
Friday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.

Spring 2018

January 25 – March 2

Kelli Connell, This Morning, 2008, Archival digital inkjet print
Kelli Connell, This Morning, 2008, Archival digital inkjet print, ed 1/6, 30 x 40 inches

Double Life: Fifteen Years
Kelli Connell
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

Counter Movements
Janna Añonuevo Langholz
in the side gallery

career, St. Louis-based photographer
 Janna Añonuevo Langholz
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.

opening reception
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

opening reception
Tuesday, March 20, 5:00 p.m.

April 23-27

BA Thesis Exhibition

closing reception
Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.

April 30 – May 4

BFA Thesis Exhibition

closing reception
Friday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.

Visit Us

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.

Gallery Hours:

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.
Art Gallery Parking Map

For More Information

For more information about exhibitions and events please visit the University Art Gallery Facebook page and the Art Department Blog.

If you would like to receive emails or mailings about upcoming exhibitions and events at the University Art Gallery please email your contact information to the Gallery Director, Dr. Heidi Cook,