The Gallery’s temporary exhibitions reflect the interdisciplinary curriculum of The Evergreen State College, featuring art from diverse cultures, philosophies, disciplines, and media. Often, faculty and gallery staff work in close collaboration to create exhibitions directly linked to their programs; always, the exhibitions are bridges to learning across the curriculum.
The Gallery exhibits art by professional artists — local, national, and international — with a show by Senior Thesis students at the end of the academic year. The Senior Thesis process has offered students the opportunity to submit their portfolio to a rigorous review process, and, if their work is selected, to become deeply involved in creating a professional-level exhibition.
The Gallery program has existed since the beginning of the college, and it has been in its current location since 2009. The space itself was designed to be flexible and show works in any media.
Exhibitions and other Gallery events are free and open to the public. The Gallery program organizes talks, lectures, and hands-on workshops by renowned artists. Depending on the exhibition in the gallery, viewers can see video screenings, performances, interactive installations, etc., in addition to two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks and installations.
The Gallery program also manages The Evergreen State College Art Collection, which has been growing with significant donations in recent years. This is an invaluable resource that is utilized in Evergreen’s teaching mission and in offerings to the larger community.