Presenting Contemporary art demonstrating the diversity of current artistic practice, the Art Department manages two galleries on campus – the Gallery at Bloch Hall and the Poole Art Galley in the new Center for the Arts. Collectively we present four professional exhibitions and multiple student BFA exhibitions each year.
The galleries support our curriculum and are a significant public venue for the visual arts in the Montevallo community and in Shelby County. Most exhibitions include a reception with an artist’s or curator’s talk.
The galleries are free and open to the public. Please contact our Administrative Assistant, Nita Terrell, if you would like to be on the gallery mailing list. Or join us on Facebook:UM ART Department.
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, no opening receptions will be held this fall, though exhibitions will be open to the UM community following social distancing guidelines. Each exhibition will include a virtual gallery tour, accessible on our website, and our artist gallery talks will be live streamed. Please check back for specific times and dates. Thank you for helping to keep everyone’s health our top priority.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Aug. 27 – Oct. 16
Small Bites Kenny Jensen – continuation from Poole Gallery
Florida native, Kenny Jensen maintains a deep connection to the state’s unique natural environment Jensen actively seeks, collects, and re-contextualizes, overlooked, organic phenomena and man-made artifacts.