Mission Statement

The mission of The Art Gallery at Rivier University is to present exhibitions that complement and enhance the university’s academic offerings, particularly those in art history, studio art, and design. It furthermore collects, administers, stores, and preserves the Rivier University Permanent Collection of Art for purposes of study, research, and exhibition.

The Art Gallery produces four to five exhibitions each academic year. Often accompanied by written commentary, lectures, gallery talks, or panel discussions, exhibitions aim to educate students, the broader campus community, and the general public about both historic and emerging art forms.

Current Exhibition


March 24 – April 22, 2014

Celebrating the Faculty in Art

Ronald Poppo

Ronald Poppo Study #2
by Clifford Davis

This exhibition gathers work from the entire current art faculty in celebration of its contributions to the Department of Art, especially to the creative explorations of Rivier art students, during what has been a dynamic and fruitful history. Featured is ONE MINUTE 'TIL MIDNIGHT, a selection of new paintings by Clifford Davis, Associate Professor of Art.

Gallery Talk by Clifford Davis
Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM