Exhibitions and Collections

The GalleriesThe Saint Mary's College Museum of Art includes four exhibition spaces: the Hearst Gallery, Brother Cornelius Gallery made possible by the Walker Family Foundation, Studio Gallery, Armistead Gallery, and Keith Gallery.

 

The Hearst and Br. Cornelius Galleries exhibit large Museum exhibits and traveling exhibits. These two galleries represent the main/largest exhibition space. 

The Studio Gallery often features work by contemporary artists.  

The Armistead Gallery showcases works on paper, especially photography, printmaking, watercolor, and drawing exhibitions.

The Keith Gallery exhibits a rotating selection of paintings from the College's William Keith collection. Keith was best known for landscape paintings of Northern California, the Northwest, and Alaska.  The collection also includes a representative selection of his portraits. Many of his most famous paintings, completed in his San Francisco studio, were made after sketching forays into Yosemite Valley and elsewhere in the High Sierra, guided by his good friend, John Muir.

The four galleries allow for works from the College's permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects to be on view frequently.

Traditionally, the summer exhibits feature contemporary and historical landscape exhibits in alternating years. In May of each year, the Museum hosts an exhibit of student art work as part of the Student Art Exhibition.