The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

Upcoming Fall 2021 Exhibitions:

Fall semester 2021

August 30 – October 7, 2021
MERWIN – Pattie Chalmers (ceramic sculpture)

WAKELEY – Sculptural Print (A selection of artist’s books from IWU’s archives)

Stellaccio Lecturer – Pattie Chalmers

Lecture date and time: TBA
Special homecoming hours and reception 10/2, 2-4PM

October 11– December 3, 2021
(galleries closed for Thanksgiving recess 11/23-11/28)
MERWIN –   Boundaries - A group exhibition of Central Illinois artists and their visual response to the
interviews of children who were held at U.S. immigration facilities.

WAKELEY – Faculty Biennial

October 21st at 6PM  Reception for artists and Boundaries gallery talk by Kathleen O’Gorman

Call to local artists for our January exhibit:
Coming in January 2022 Celebrating Blackness: An Exhibition

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 Gallery Hours 

Closed for summer - opening again August 30th


Ames School of Art
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

Artists Submissions

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.

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