"Welcome to the Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University. The gallery program has a strong tradition of making connections to the academic and creative pursuits of the students and faculty of the art program, and in 2010 the first National Juried Exhibition marked a new chapter for the Visual Arts Gallery. Exhibitions such as those in the "Ways of Making" series feature professional artists and curators. The Art on CampusProgram activates walls around campus with exhibits that resonate with pertinent themes and topics of particular interest to our ever-growing audience. Our receptions and events are free and open to the public, so stop by and say "hi," get on our mailing list and get involved."
Director, Art Gallery
Interim Director and Curator, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
Jeff Stevenson has more than 30 years of professional experience in the visual arts as a practicing studio artist, arts writer, college professor, curator and gallery director. As Director of the Art Gallery, Stevenson oversees the exhibition schedule, themes, and activities presenting a wide range of artists: student, professional, regional, national, international, experimental, traditional, etc.
As Interim Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, he oversees programming, presentation, conservation and acquisition for the park’s collection of 29 large-scale artworks.
Stevenson earned a BS in Medical Illustration from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Painting from Ohio University. He has served on boards and committees with the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, and the Flossmoor Village Art Commission, in his hometown, Flossmoor, Illinois.
The GSU Visual Arts Gallery is committed to creating an excellent, intellectually stimulating and visually compelling experience for the entire region through dynamic exhibitions of established, emerging and student artists’ work.
Visual Arts Gallery director
Visual Arts Gallery Graduate Assistant
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday and other times, by appointment
Summer hours will vary due to vacations and other events. Email us when planning a visit.