Gallery of Visual Arts

Contact information

Gallery Director: Cathryn Mallory | | 406-243-2813

Social Sciences Building, first floor


T-F, 11-5, M by appointment. The Gallery of Visual Arts is open during the academic year and observes all UM holidays and semester breaks.


Spring 2016
Gallery of Visual Arts and Visiting Artist Schedule

February 2 - March 3

What Lay Before – What Lay After, Sculpture and Paintings by Francis Paul Pearson. Opening Reception, Thursday, February 4, 5-7 pm

February 24

School of Art presents Archie Bray Day Visiting Artist Lectures, Social Science Building, Room 352, 5:10-6:45 pm. Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund

March 10-24

MFA I Thesis Exhibitions by Tressa Jones, Kate Lund, and Aja Mujinga Sherrard. Opening Reception, Thursday, March 10, 5-7 pm

March 15

School of Art presents Visiting Artist Lecture by Monika Meler, Social Science Building, Room 356, 5:10 pm. Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund

April 4-8

Gallery of Visual Arts closed for Spring Break

April 12-21

MFA II Thesis Exhibitions by Beth Huhtala and Dave Tarullo. Opening Reception, Thursday, April 14, 5-7 pm

April 25 – May 13

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, University Center Gallery. Opening Reception, Thursday, April 28, 4-6 pm

April 28 – May 13

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts. Opening Reception, Thursday, April 28, 5-7 pm

May 3

School of Art and Missoula Art Museum presents Visiting Artist Lecture by Holly Andres, 7pm, Missoula Art Museum. Sponsored in part by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund

About the GVA

Gallery of Visual Arts fac showThe School of Art's Gallery of Visual Arts presents professional contemporary exhibitions that serve the School, University at large, and the surrounding community with its interdisciplinary offerings. It is considered a teaching and professional research laboratory, and is one of the School of Art’s most visible forms of outreach. The exhibitions and presentations feature regional, national, and international artists, exhibitions of all B.F.A. senior thesis projects, all M.A. and M.F.A. thesis projects, an art faculty exhibition, and one juried art student exhibition annually.
Exhibition tours for public and private schools, as well as other departments on campus, can be scheduled by calling the gallery. Opportunities for students through supervised internships and work-study positions are available.
The gallery is 2200 square feet and is split into three adjoining exhibition spaces. Exhibits generally rotate on a monthly basis from September through May. All exhibitions and artist lectures are free and open to the public, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
The Gallery of Visual Arts invites artists, arts organizations, and independent curators to submit exhibit proposals for review. Proposals should be sent to Cathryn Mallory,  Director, Gallery of Visual Arts, School of Art, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 or electronically to The gallery also welcomes proposals for curatorial and/or programming collaborations with university departments.
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