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The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

Galleries closed for summer

Upcoming Exhibitions - Fall 2024

September 9 – October 16
(Galleries closed for fall break 10/11)
Saturday Homecoming reception 10/5, 1-3PM in the galleries

MERWIN – Embroidering Histories. The Chilean Arpilleras  1973 to 2023
WAKELEY – Too Familiar Tim Kowalczyk (trompe l'oeil ceramicist)

Reception and artist talk: TBA

October 21 – December 5
(galleries closed for Thanksgiving recess November 26- December 1)

MERWIN –   Fred Brian: Lake Gogebic Memories and Myths
WAKELEY –  Sara Sally LaGrand - Sculptural Glass

Reception and artist talk with both artists: TBA



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Gallery Hours 

Monday - Friday 12-4PM
Tuesday Evening 7-9PM
Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM


Ames School of Art and Design
Illinois Wesleyan University
6 Ames Plaza West
Bloomington, Illinois 61701-2900

Artists interested in showing at our galleries click the link below for more information

All events are free and open to the public


About the Galleries

The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries provide exhibition schedules that support our curriculum, the University community and the general public. These exhibitions mostly consist of contemporary artworks in all media. Each exhibition is meant to suggest the variety of visual approaches one may choose to present an idea. Student exhibitions include the Annual Juried School of Art Student Exhibition, the B.F.A. Candidate Exhibition and the B.F.A. and B.A. Degree Exhibition.

About the Galleries / Artist Submissions

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Carmen Lozar - Instructional Professor and Gallery Director

Department - School Of Art