Gallery 249 and other venues throughout the University showcase the work of our faculty and students, as well as the work of visiting artists.
Guest Artists Casey Roberts and R.C. Wonderly
Spring Term, January 16 through February 1
Reception: Thursday, January 30, 5-7 pmTop
The One and the Many: Art & Human Rights
September 27 through October 31
The One and the Many: Perspectives on Self and Other in Art & Human Rights Practices curated by assistant professor Glenna Jennings. Artists from across the country, including Isabel Avila, Juan-Si Gonzalez, Merve Kayan and Zeynep Dadak, Issa Randall, and Sheryl Oring, present work that examines notions of human dignity from multiple perspectives. The art asks: Are human rights pre-political or are they artifacts of laws and institutions? Do they belong only to individuals or also to groups? How can we re-vision and de-center human rights to more broadly address the human condition for both the self and the community?Top
November 7 through December 5
A culminating show of graduating senior work. Curated by Jeffrey C. Jones.Top
Ranging, A Faculty/Staff Exhibition
August 21 through September 19
The term Ranging covers a broad spectrum of meanings: Varying. Fluctuating. Shifting. Moving across wide areas. As well, the term alludes to a wide array of actions: To arrange, to order, to categorize, to wander, to encompass, to extend, to fluctuate.
The exhibit title is suggestive of: A series of things in a row; an aggregate of objects in one order; a direction one has taken with work; the limits of a series; the distance or extent between possible extremes. An activity that includes exploring or wandering over a place or through a concept.
Jud Yalkut: Visions and Sur-Realities
January 31 through March 2, 2013
This retrospective exhibit of works by internationally recognized artist Jud Yalkut included a video hologram installation, immersive film and video environments that incorporated spectators as active participants, a large selection of collage work and a film series. Curator Jeanne Philipp is organizing the publication of a catalog that documents the exhibits, films and lecturers' perspectives on the art of Jud Yalkut. University of Dayton locations for the art included the Gallery 249, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street Gallery.Top
September 27 through October 25, 2012
Over the past three decades, the anonymous artist collective TODT has exhibited globally with works depicting a futuristic world controlled by science and government. Presented by Gallery 249 and ArtStreet.Exhibition Poster (pdf) >>Top
Marking the Past/Shaping the Present: The Art of Willis Bing Davis
December 7, 2010 through January 30, 2011
Davis' rich diversity of artistic production includes mixed media sculpture, ceramics, photography, and installation. Willis Bing Davis enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence expressed through a wide variety of artistic media. For more than fifty years, the artist has used the arts to reach across diverse communities and create intercultural dialogue about our shared human condition. The Department of Visual Arts collaborated with The Dayton Art Institute to produce a catalogue on Bing Davis and to host multiple presentations. University of Dayton locations for the art included the Rike Gallery, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street Gallery.Top
Masks, Music, and Musings: A Retrospective Exhibition and Symposium on the Art of Curtis Barnes Sr.
December 9th, 2008 through January 30th, 2009
This exhibition unfolded the story of artist Curtis Barnes through an exhibition of his paintings, a catalogue and a series of lectures. Curtis Barnes, a leading artistic force in Dayton for over forty years, has significantly impacted Dayton's cultural history within the African American community as well as the broader art history of Southwestern Ohio. University of Dayton locations for Barnes' art included the Rike Gallery, Roesch Library 1st & 2nd floor Galleries, and Art Street Gallery.Top
Annual Horvath Student Juried Exhibition
Annual Horvath Student Juried Exhibition
This annual exhibition features work by current students. Submission is open to all University of Dayton students taking classes in the Department of Visual Arts this academic year.
Below (L to R): 2012, 2011 and 2010 exhibitions.