Morton J. May Foundation Gallery

Is located in the Maryville University Library – please see library for gallery hours.

2014 – 2015 Schedule

Contemporary Metal: Aesthetics & Commerce

Contemporary Metal: Aesthetics & Commerce

Sherri Jaudés, curator  

On View: October 16 – November 15, 2014
Opening Reception: October 16, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The contemporary world embraces a range of expression that includes functionality, the diverse use of materials, along with a balance of aesthetics and commerce.  Artists today are challenged in the studio to meet this world and remain true to their voice.  Presented in this exhibition is a collection of objects by invited artist’s working in metal. Maryville University is honored to present works by John Baltrushunas, Haley Bates, Marilyn da Silva, Deborah Daher, Michael Good, Aimee Howard, Sherri Jaudés, Sun Kyoung Kim, Lanie Kodner, Joe Muench, Paulette Myers, Sarah Perkins, Rodney Roots, Warren & Diane Sauer and Billie Jean Theide.

Impressions of a European Journey – 1958

Impressions of a European Journey - 1958

Eugene J. Mackey, Jr., FAIA

Jessica Senne, curator

On View: November 19 – December 19, 2014
Opening Reception and Book Signing: November 20, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Morton J. May Foundation Gallery presents original sketches and works by the late Eugene J. Mackey, Jr., FAIA, in the exhibition Impressions of a European Journey-1958.  Based upon the recently published book of same title, this exhibition of architectural sketches captures the power and magic of observation drawing.

Join us at an early evening reception on November 20 from 5p.m. to 8p.m. as we honor the father and son architects and experience their six week journey through Europe.  The exhibition will be open for viewing from November 19 – December 19, 2014.

Eugene J. Mackey, Jr., FAIA, was a highly-regarded architect, Washington University professor, and civically engaged St. Louisan. As founder and partner in the firm Murphy & Mackey, he designed impressive St. Louis structures such as the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden (which received the R. S. Reynolds Memorial Award), and the WWII Memorial Court in downtown St. Louis. He led the design for several significant buildings at Washington University, as well as churches, schools and more throughout the St. Louis area.

Eugene Mackey, III, AIA, is a graduate of both Washington University and Harvard University, and is founder and principal of Mackey Mitchell Architects. He is credited with the design of schools and buildings throughout the area, and has received numerous awards and recognitions from his profession. Together, father and son have significantly impacted the architecture of our city.Missouri Arts Council

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Miss
ouri Arts Council, a state agency.




A Hidden Wholeness

The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton


On View: January 12 to February 21, 2015
Opening Reception: January 15, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition on loan from the Thomas Merton Center, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.

World War I


Germaine Murray and John Baltrushunas, curators

On View: February 26 – April 2, 2015
Opening Reception: February 26, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

World War I – Remembered is an exhibition to recognize and contemplate the 100th year anniversary of “the War to End All Wars”.  History books tell of campaigns and territory won or lost. Artists, poets, photographers and writers tell the human story. The Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, presents images, poetry and artifacts that narrate the reality of the war for the soldiers who fought and their families who waited.

2015 BFA Studio Art Exhibit

On View: April 9 – 24, 2015
Opening Reception: April 9, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2015 BFA Interactive Design Exhibit

On View: April 30 – May 15, 2015
Opening Reception: April 30, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Morton J. May Foundation Gallery The late St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, Morton D. May, once exhibited his photographs at Maryville. He later established the Morton J. May Foundation Gallery on campus, in his father’s name. Recently relocated to the first floor of the University Library, the Gallery comprises two contemporary rooms of open floor and wall space. Two regional or national artists are typically shown each semester, through exhibits that may include painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, metalwork, photography, illustration and more. Each spring, seniors graduating with a BFA in studio art have an exhibit and in the summer months, the Gallery often features selected artwork of other talented Maryville students.

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