About the Galleries

Spruance Gallery

A nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area, the Spruance Gallery is a 1,100-square-foot facility housed in a 1893 power station. For over 30 years, this space has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions shaped by its mission to encourage dialogue among artists, educators, students and the general public about contemporary art and its socio-cultural relevance.

Along with bringing the work of previously un-exhibited or little-known artists to our region, the gallery is also committed to local artists, actively encouraging innovative approaches to art production and acknowledging the contribution of long-standing, influential members of the art community. Educational programs invite the artists and highly respected scholars and curators to discuss each exhibition with the public.

Harrison Gallery

The Harrison Gallery is an open, highly trafficked exhibition space located near the main entrance of the University Commons. This venue, as well as the Rosedale Gallery (see below), hosts exhibitions created by the Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program.

The Harrison Gallery is home to such events as the Juried Student Biennial, and the Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. For the past five years it has also hosted the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Juried Student Art Exhibition, which highlights the art of local high school students.

Rosedale Gallery

Also in the University Commons, this exhibition venue is located just outside the Great Room, a popular facility for lectures, performances, and other major events on campus. The works featured in this space are often selected to function in conjunction with these events and highlight topics of regional interest.

Judith Taylor Gallery

The Judith Taylor Gallery, located in the Landman Library, is a space dedicated to hosting art exhibitions organized and created by students, either individually, in groups, or as part of a class. Any student currently enrolled in a university art course may sign out the space to present their own work, or curate an exhibition of the work of others.