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 23 - April 30


An Exhibition of Work

by Ten American Artists

and Ten Artists from Africa

In 2013 the two groups met in South Africa for an intensive cultural exchange in a post-apartheid environment. The purpose was to compare, contrast, and combine their respective artistic worlds and to engage in and celebrate a dialogue about peace and social justice that had been difficult to attain in the past.

               This exhibition is a result of that experience.