Morton J. May Foundation Gallery

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

2016-2017 Schedule



a Gathering

Invitational Photography Exhibit

On View:
January 17 – February 24, 2017

January 19, 2017 from 5pm – 7pm

A Gathering is an invitational showcase of works by regional St. Louis Photography Educators and their students. Invited faculty will exhibit a representation of their work in photography and digital art. The diversity of vision of the teacher and how that translates to those who are taught is explored in this exhibition.

Participating schools:
Jefferson College
Moberly Area Community College
St. Charles Community College
St Louis Community College Florissant Valley
St Louis Community College Forest Park
St Louis Community College Meramec
St Louis Community College Wildwood

writes of spring

Maryville’s ‘Writes of Spring’ Series: DuEwa Frazier


Speaking Event:
February 24, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.

Maryville’s Writes of Spring lecture series showcases works of university faculty. The program was created to establish opportunities for students and the community to hear poets and prose writers in an intimate setting. The first of the series will feature adjunct instructor DuEwa Frazier. The event will include refreshments, a Q&A session with the author, and book sale and signing in the gallery.

Frazier’s poems, essays, and editorials have been featured in Essence, Kweli Journal, Reverie Journal, PW Review, Poetry Ink Anthology, X Magazine, Brownstone Poets Anthology, Poetry In Performance #37, Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University), AALBC, Lyrical Times, Allhiphop.com, DaveyD.com, Mosaic, No More Silent Cries and others.

two of our own

Two of Our Own

Works by Kent Bausman and Kelly Miller

On View:
March 2 – April 7, 2017

March 2, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm

Dr. Kent Bausman, a Professor of Sociology, has been teaching at Maryville for over 17 years. What few know is that Kent is also a painter. His abstract compositions of shapes and color are visual poems about relationships.

Kelly Miller is a new faculty member in the metalsmithing studio. Kelly’s jewelry combines fine craftsmanship with Pop Art sensibilities. Her iconoclastic work is wearable, nostalgia, experimental and constructed in in a variety of materials.

graphic + interactive design 2017 senior show

Graphic + Interactive Design 2017 Senior Show

On View:
March 6 – April 2, 2017

March 10, 2017 from 5:30m to 8:30pm

Featuring: Abdulelah Almuraqa, Shelby Biermann, Taylor Deed, Al Faust, Stevie Holdinghausen, Trevor Jones, Kate Lam, Monica Lazalier, Carrie Lee, Sarah Linderder, Anna Matecki, Rob McGee, Kevin Menendez, Brett Nunnally, Megan Puentes, and Emily Ruskey.

*The exhibition is located in the Student Gallery of the Design + Visual Art Building and can be viewed daily from 9am – 9pm. Participation in the exhibit is a requirement for students earning a BFA degree in Graphic Design or in Interactive Design.

BFA Studio Art Show

On View:
April 20 – May 11, 2017

April 20, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm

Featuring: Suzann Gille, Kendall Hambrook, Curtis Leung

Interior Design Senior Show 2017

On View:
April 21 – May 11, 2017

April 21, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm

The exhibition is located in the Student Gallery of the Design + Visual Art Building on main campus. Participation in the exhibit is a requirement for students earning a BFA degree in Interior Design. For holiday hours please see the University Library’s website.

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. Located on 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.