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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.

Exhibitions Fall 2015

September 8-25 Gallery of Visual Arts presents School of Art Faculty Exhibition

September 10 School of Art presents faculty lecture by Professor Valerie Hedquist, “What’s Next? Pinkie, of Course”, 5:10-6 pm, Social Science Building, Room 356, followed by opening reception for School of Art Faculty Exhibition, 6-7 pm, Gallery of Visual Arts

September 24 School of Art presents faculty lecture by Professor H. Rafael Chacón, “Chicago Bull: the Last Great Mesopotamian Monument to Come to the West”, 5:10- 6 pm, Social Science Building, Room 356

October 1-30 Gallery of Visual Arts presents Jodi Lightner: Variations from an Unlimited Sequence. Opening reception, Thursday, October 1, 5-7 pm. Gallery talk by Jodi Lightner, 5:45 pm

October 15 School of Art presents Visiting Artist Lecture by Mark Burns, Social Science Building, Room 356, 5:10 pm Sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Lecture Fund

October 21 School of Art presents Steamroller Prints, 10-4, Fine Arts Building, west side parking lot in front of the George and Jane Dennison Theatre

November 12-December 10 School of Art presents the 21st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Opening reception, Thursday, November 12, 5-7 pm, award presentation 6 pm.(closed Thanksgiving Break Nov 25-27)

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.
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