Fine Arts Gallery

The Fine Arts Department is recognized for its undergraduate and graduate education in painting, drawing, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, and photography.

Gallery of Art’s Mission Statement

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art’s mission is to encourage and support the artist and the education of the visual arts in the community through its exhibitions and programs.

We value the artist and their work by promoting and supporting them through exhibitions, gallery talks, education and outreach programs. We want to help build audiences for the artist’s work by providing the community with a venue to view quality art. We believe in creating an educational environment for both the artist and audience to interact for a more personal experience of art.

We serve Artists – young, emerging, and professional; Art Viewers – novice, those seeking more knowledge and experience of the arts; Art Collector; and Special Populations. We reach out to these communities by providing professional art programs and encouraging the participation of art through a variety of learning opportunities.

The Gallery renovation was generously funded by the Fontbonne Community Connection January 2011. The Figure Now Exhibition was the first exhibition in the new space.

Fontbonne University Gallery of Art Upcoming Schedule

2018 – 2019 Schedule

Fontbonne University Faculty Show and Speaker Series
Aug. 31 – Sept. 28
Showcasing Fontbonne University’s Fine Art faculty, adjunct and staff’s work followed by a month-long Speaker Series.
Opening Reception: Aug. 31, 6 – 8 p.m.

Speaker Series:

Anthony Borchardt Sept. 5 3:30 p.m.
Tim Liddy Sept. 12 3:30 p.m.
Victor Wang Sept. 19 3:30 p.m.
Mark Douglas Sept. 25 3:30 p.m.
David Newton Sept. 27 3:30 p.m.

Carol Stewart: Original Oil Paintings
Oct. 5 – Nov. 2
Fontbonne University Alumni presents original still life and floral-scape oil paintings.
Opening Reception Oct. 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

BFA-MA-MFA Fall Thesis Exhibition
Nov. 30 – Dec. 15*
Thesis exhibition showcasing graduating BFA, MA and MFA student artists in varying mediums.
Opening Reception Nov. 30, 6 – 8 p.m.
*Dates Subject to change

Into the Third Dimension
Jan. 18 – Feb. 15
And invitational exhibit showcasing the work of 3D artists and educators from regional Community Colleges.
Opening Reception Jan. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

Craig Norton: Nightmare- The Problem of Disappearing Species
Feb. 22 – March 15
Acrylic paintings depicting endangered species, looking to the reality of what it would mean to lose these animals forever.
Opening Reception Feb. 22, 6– 8p.m.

Junior Synthesis Exhibition
March 18 – 29*
Junior level students at Fontbonne University embark on their first exhibition in the Gallery of Fine Arts
Opening Reception March 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
*Date subject to change

BFA-MA-MFA Spring Thesis Exhibition     
April 5 – May 6*
Thesis exhibition showcasing graduating BFA, MA and MFA student artists in varying mediums.
Opening Reception April 5 6 – 8 p.m.
*Date subject to change

Off Campus Gallery Exhibits & Special Congratulations

The following shows are presented by current students, alumni and faculty. They are hosted at venues outside of the Fontbonne campus. Please contact the venue directly about tickets and gallery hours.

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Fontbonne University Gallery Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m.

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