In keeping with the University’s liberal arts tradition, SXU Gallery viewers are offered a wide spectrum of artistic expression as well as a variety of media. Primarily drawing on the richness of vision that Chicago and Midwest artists provide in abundance, these exhibits provide our surrounding community with a sophisticated caliber of visual expression, as well as providing inspiring stimuli to our students. As one of the few professional galleries on the southwest side of Chicago, we serve as a vital link in the chain of quality, local visual arts programming.
The SXU Gallery is an important adjunct to the art and design programs. The work of professional artists, on display during a monthly basis, brings additional visual material for student-faculty study. Shows are normally accompanied by an opening lecture by the artist. Senior art students present their work in an exhibit in the SXU Gallery as a capstone to their experience in the Art and Design Department. Gallery related work to strengthen preparation for art-related careers include exhibition installation experience, gallery print design and publicity.