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Gallery of Visual Arts (GVA) - School of Art Gallery

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

Social Sciences Building, first floor


T, W, F 11-5, TH 11-6, M by appointment. The Gallery of Visual Arts is open during the academic year and observes all UM holidays and semester breaks.


Spring 2014

February 6 Visiting Artist Lecture by Sarah Rockett, 5:10-6pm, Social Science 356. Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund.

February 6-March 5 Sarah Rockett: Phobic, opening reception February 6, 6-7pm.

February 25  Visiting Artist Lecture by Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Matthew Wilson), 5:30-6:30pm, Social Science 356.  Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund.

March 13-27 MFA I Thesis Exhibitions by James Louks and Sarah Tancred.  Opening reception Thursday, 3/13, 5-7pm.

April 8 Visiting Artist Lecture by R.L. Tillman, 5:30-6:30pm, Social Science 356.  Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Fund.

April 10-23 MA/MFA II Thesis Exhibitions by Claire Melli, Scott Miller and Ellen Walden.  Opening reception Thursday, April 10, 5-7pm.

April 30-May 16 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition. Opening reception Thursday, May 1, 5-7pm.

May 16 Commencement Reception, 2-3:30pm for the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition.

Gallery of Visual Arts, Social Science Building, first floor. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-5, M by appointment. 406-243-2813,

About the GVA

GVA South GalleryThe 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.

Additional Galleries on the UM Campus

Montana Museum of Art & Culture (Paxson & Meloy Galleries) | UC Gallery | UC Exhibits