Arcadia Exhibitions organizes programming for four distinct gallery spaces on campus throughout the calendar year. Its goal is to provide a broad-based community constituency with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions of contemporary art ranging in scope and stature from the regional to the international.
Public lectures, panel discussions, gallery tours, and receptions generate vital contexts for each exhibition while also serving as a forum to encourage dialogue among artists, educators, students, and the general public about contemporary art and its socio-cultural relevance.
The Gallery Spaces
The Spruance Gallery, a 1,100-square-foot facility housed within an 1892 power station designed by Horace Trumbauer, is a nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area. Since 1985, this space has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions, which often travel to other venues and are occasionally accompanied by publications.
The Harrison and Rosedale Galleries host exhibitions that typically focus on the creative, intellectual and cross-disciplinary endeavors of the greater University community, including work by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as with other academic institutions, both local and international. Located in the University Commons, these venues are home to such events as the Juried Student Biennial, the Alumni Spotlight Exhibition and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Juried Student Art Exhibition, which highlights the art of local high school students.
The Judith Taylor Gallery, located in the Landman Library, is a space dedicated to hosting 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 to curate an exhibition of the work of others. For more information, contact exhibitions coordinator Matthew Borgen at 215-572-2629.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to become involved with Arcadia Exhibitions through Arcadia University’s work-study program as well as by enrolling in courses offered through the Department of Art and Design’s minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies.