Current exhibitions

View exhibition page Lian 連 Lian 鏈 – An installation by Hui Chi Lee

People are by nature social beings. People need other people to survive, and as such they tend to perpetually seek social interactions. However, human relationships are inherently complex and multi-faceted. The ideology of the series, Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈 begins with a pair of Chinese homophones “Lián 連 and Liàn 鏈” that, depending on the context, mean either “to connect” or “to enchain.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, September 5, 2020
View exhibition page MARIA: Lesia Maruschak

There are few places around the globe that have escaped the scars of genocide, of repression, of fear. Lesia Maruschak’s installations reclaim individual memory and, in claiming for herself a personal, familial history, transcends the self to articulate our collective history; her tears become our tears causing the oceans to rise at first imperceptibly and then in a torrent of “inconvenient truths.”

Exhibition ends: Saturday, August 1, 2020
View exhibition page Matrilinear: Elizabeth M. Claffey

Elizabeth M. Claffey’s work is both cross-disciplinary in nature and aimed at starting conversations within the community. She uses visual art as a catalyst for storytelling and to express the knowledge of people often under-recognized within the public sphere. Claffey’s projects examine cultural and social context, engage in community dialogue, and encourage critical inquiry.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, November 7, 2020
View exhibition page UnEqual Scenes: Johnny Miller

UnEqual Scenes uses a drone to illustrate the inscribed history of the world in a new way. The scars within our urban fabric, so apparent from above, can provoke a sense of surprise, at the same time they reveal our complicity in systematic disenfranchisement.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, November 7, 2020
View exhibition page Afterimage Anxiety: Joshua Rose

“Perhaps I am just in awe of everything when I settle down to really look at things.” Joshua Rose

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 6, 2021
View exhibition page Rain and the River: Jacklyn St. Aubyn

Painter Jacklyn St. Aubyn creates a magical space in which things aren’t what they appear to be. First perceptions may be misleading. She has landscapes and interiors in mind as she works, but not in the realistic sense; rather, she conjures imaginary spaces that defy logic.

Exhibition ends: Saturday, February 6, 2021

Upcoming exhibitions

View exhibition page CANTAR DE CIEGOS/SONG OF THE BLIND: Esperanza Cortés
Exhibition begins: Friday, September 4, 2020
View exhibition page Retracing Audubon: Eco-Conversations with Krista Elrick
Exhibition begins: Friday, June 4, 2021
View exhibition page International Series: Chile
Exhibition begins: Friday, July 1, 2022

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Artist opportunities

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) offers multiple exhibition and programming opportunities for established and emerging artists. The Turchin Center focuses on a variety of techniques in two and three-dimensional media. Artist proposals will be accepted at any time and are reviewed by a curatorial committee on a rotating basis. Learn more

The Permanent Collection

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts' Permanent Collection supports the mission of the Center and the University by acquiring, documenting, preserving, and exhibiting artworks of aesthetic, cultural, and historic significance. Learn more

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Past exhibitions

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