Art Gallery Exhibits

Please visit the University Art Gallery to enjoy two exhibits by artists Rachel Youn and Rachel Hubbard Kline, January 18-February 25, 2022.

Greener than grass – Rachel Youn

In sculptures and installations, Rachel Youn’s work  contemplates the experience of growing up in the middle of the country as the child of an immigrant father in pursuit of the American Dream—an American Dream that often takes the form of material goods. Their work explores how these goods are often generic but earnestly want to appear like the real thing, and may promise the sensation of care and intimacy but often fail. The artist pulls together cast-off objects and devices—sourced from Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and other banal sources—and repurposes them into playful and absurd installations that often move and create noise.

Youn completed a BFA at Washington University in St. Louis and recently was awarded a place in the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Greener than grass is sponsored by Missouri Arts Council.

Also showing in the Charlyn Gallery:

Ensemble of Fragments – Rachel Hubbard Kline

Rachel Hubbard Kline engages historic archives and her background in textiles to create ceramic works that reexamine history and attempt to make connections to our current moment. Hubbard Kline completed her MFA in Studio Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is an artist and art educator based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Virtual artist talk with Rachel Youn
Wednesday, February 16, 5-6:00 p.m.
Visit for zoom link
Keynote, Truman State University Women’s and Gender Studies Forum

Artist’s demonstration with Rachel Hubbard for Truman students
Thursday, February 24 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Ceramics studio, Ophelia Parrish 1260

The University Art Gallery resides in the renovated gymnasium in Ophelia Parrish Hall located on Truman State University’s campus near the intersection of East Normal Street and South Mulanix Street. Gallery exhibits 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 for free.

Truman State University follows CDC guidelines and any local mask mandates in place. At this time, all visitors are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status and encouraged to maintain a six-foot distance from visitors not in their household. For class visits, especially large courses, please email the University Art Gallery Director Dr. Heidi Cook at to reserve the gallery.