Exhibitions of the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The following exhibitions are slated to be shown in our galleries during the upcoming academic year. More information for upcoming exhibit will be posted as details become available.

This is the third annual University of Dayton student-organized art auction, can drive and exhibition to benefit the Gem City Market. New student photographic works will be available in a silent auction for Dinner in the Desert Kitchen II: from Borders to Bridges from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the @Index Project Space, Front Street Warehouse Spaces. Small editioned prints will be gifted to those who donate a non-perishable food item, while supplies last.

For this year’s exhibition, we have partnered with both the Gem City Market, Hall Hunger Initiative, Welcome Dayton and Latinos Unidos to explore immigration issues and stories through the theme of food. In a time of great division within our country, we see food as means through which we can connect and find compassion. Students will share art and research about local Latin American immigrant-owned businesses while also raising awareness about the benefits of member-owned cooperatives and food justice initiatives.

Guests may also become member-owners of Gem City Market cooperative by purchasing community shares at the event. GCM will be a full-service grocery store in West Dayton offering quality, affordable food and a community-ownership structure (www.gemcitymarket.com). Come learn more about this innovative co-op initiative, enjoy food and drink from local suppliers, and contribute to the fight against hunger. Find the perfect, unique piece of art for that difficult holiday gift.

This exhibition is organized in part by The Desert Kitchen Collective, a growing group of local artists and activists who seek to eradicate food deserts and build awareness around multiple food-related issues. Our event was made possible through the support of University of Dayton’s Office of Experiential Learning, the Department of Art and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Producers and organizers include University of Dayton Professors Glenna Jennings and Julie Jones (Photography), Martha Jeanette Rodriguez (Welcome Dayton) and Claudia Cortez (Dayton Hispanic Chamber). Student artists are Allison Burns, Emily Busch, Elli Capellupo, Grace Elliott, Maia George, Katie Gross, Alison Hiatt, Lydia Kladitis, Maggie Lessel, Wenshan Lu, Andrew Lynch, Jillian Parker, Allison Perry, Sophie Wilson and Taylor Wilson.

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Exhibition: November 8 through December 5, 2018

Reception: November 8, 5-7 p.m.

Curated by Claire Bowman, Department of Art and Design

The Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design are pleased to present Apex have we peaked? This exhibition features the work of the University of Dayton Art and Design 2019 senior class. The exhibition is on view during regular gallery hours from Nov. 8 through Dec 5. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

The senior class has been working hard since their freshmen year and now their time at the Department of Art and Design is coming to an end. The work shown in the senior show feels like the climax to the time spent at University of Dayton. Many seniors have mixed emotions about this period of their lives drawing to a close. While some graduates are ready to move on to bigger and better things others have started to wonder, am I peaking?

Exhibit: Thursday, Sep. 6 - Thursday, Sep. 20

Reception: Thursday, Sep. 6, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Sep. 27, lunch time

Place Value is an exhibition of University of Dayton's part time Faculty members. Place Value is a mathematical term that pertains to hierarchy -the numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number. In a double meaning the term also relates to value of place. The title by definition is meant to create a discussion about the inequities that part time faculty are subject to and start a conversation about this through art. 

On September 27, visitors may obtain a parking pass from an Art and Design greeter at Fitz Hall’s main entrance. Outside of the lunchtime gallery talk; visitors may obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located at the parking office located inside the main entrance.

For additional information contact University of Dayton's Galleries Coordinator, Nicholaus Arnold at 937-229-3204 or narnold1@udayton.edu

Fellows: Conversations in Making

Faculty Mentors and Summer Fellowship Students

Exhibit: Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Thursday, Aug. 30

Reception : Lunch Time Gallery Talk 12:30-1:45 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 28

Fellows: Conversations in Making features selected works and installations from University of Dayton’s Dean’s Summer Fellowship Students and their faculty mentors. Fellows celebrates the collaborative learning environment created by faculty and welcomes the mentored students into this learned society. The exhibition will feature works by faculty mentors Erin Holscher Almazan, Ashley Jude Jonas, Julie R. Jones, Emily Sullivan Smith, and Misty Thomas-Trout as well as student fellows Claire Bowman, Erica Davis, Megan Farnan, Maura Parker, Jeremy Rosen, and Dani Lioce.

Gallery Hours

Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For additional information contact the Gallery 249 Coordinator at 937-229-3204.


Radial Gallery

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2923