Manchester University offers its campuses and greater community a variety of art experiences. A versatile and engaging component of the Department of Art, MU Galleries' main objective is to further educational awareness in art. In doing so, we offer two dedicated art galleries at the North Manchester campus and one at the Fort Wayne campus, as well as other opportunities to engage in art at Manchester.
, our newest exhibit space in North Manchester, opened in 2007. It is located on the second floor of the Jo Young Switzer Center. A beautiful, welcoming space, Gallery G
was designed with maximum flexibility in mind. The display panels are moveable, and the room can be reconfigured for many different types of exhibits. The ceiling has multiple tracks for additional panels. All lighting is moveable, as well. Especially exciting is that the exhibition area—with glass walls—is always inviting and allows for visitors to “see” the show, even when the gallery is closed. Displaying works of all media by regional artists, Gallery G
features approximately three shows a year, with one that runs through the summer months. Visiting hours are Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, when classes are in session.
Link Gallery is located in the same building as our Art and Music programs, Otho Winger Memorial Hall. Link Gallery is best described as a wrap-around style as it surrounds Wine Recital Hall on three sides. This gallery is typically used for senior art major exhibitions, photography displays, and our annual spring student art show, in addition to visiting and alumni artist displays. Framed works are hung by wire against the brick walls, or in the case of unframed pieces, they are secured to movable hanging panels. Also a versatile space, Link Gallery can easily display a variety of media, including 3D works through the use of enclosed pedestals. One glass wall of the gallery faces East Street, making displays visible from the outside of the building. The west side allows work to be visible from the campus mall. This gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, when classes are in session.
The most recent addition to Manchester’s exhibition space is a new gallery at the Fort Wayne campus. Opened in the fall of 2012, it is a traditional gallery with a hanging rail system and display room on three of its four walls.
In addition to the dedicated gallery spaces, works from the University’s art collection are on display in Funderburg Library, Cordier Auditorium, the Science Center, the new Academic Center and various other offices on campus. In particular, the main hallways of the Academic Center have become our galleries outside the galleries. In these halls, exhibits comprised of original art under glass present opportunities for students and faculty to interact with art each day on their way to classes and meetings.
Further opportunities for engagement include gallery/studio presentations by visiting artists, artist-in-residence workshops, and meet-the-artist receptions. All art events are free and open to the public. Exhibitions are arranged with special consideration to our institutional resources, educational mission, artistic quality, range of media, and connection with our art curriculum, whenever possible. For specific information about the galleries at Manchester University, or to inquire about the possibility of exhibiting works, please contact Ejenobo Oke, Director of Galleries, at 260.982.5334 or by email at email@example.com