The Mandeville Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of Union College’s national historic landmark, the Nott Memorial. The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of nationally recognized contemporary artists and exploring modern issues. Due to the unusual architecture of the Nott Memorial, the Mandeville Gallery provides a unique environment for viewing exhibitions. The Gallery is a mezzanine, open to the floors above and below, and is comprised of two semi-circular areas of viewing, creating an atypical but creative gallery venue.
Additional exhibitions spaces include; the Wikoff Student Gallery on the third floor of the Nott Memorial, which provides a venue dedicated to exhibitions by current, full-time Union students. The Castrucci Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Peter Irving Wold Center, features temporary, two-year exhibitions dedicated to exploring intersections between the visual arts, mathematics, and the sciences.
The Art Installation Series is presented annually by the Mandeville Gallery in collaboration with the College’s Schaffer Library. Each year, a contemporary artist is invited to campus to create an art installation piece for the library’s Learning Commons. Students, staff, faculty and the public are able to view the artist at work, observe the creative process, and informally interact with the artist as s/he creates.
The Mandeville Gallery also manages the College’s Permanent Collection of over 3,000 works of art and material culture, including significant cultural resources from internationally recognized artists and objects from Eastern and Ancient cultures. Selections of the collection are on view in public and administrative areas across campus.
All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Please visit our website for hours and College holiday closings.
Image 1: Installation view from “Textual” featuring “Dog Fight” by Michael Scoggins. Image 2: Installation view from “Probability & Uncertainty” featuring Jessie Henson and a historic, 19th century orrery from the Permanent Collection, Image 3: Installation view from “Laini Nemett: When We Lived Here” Image 4: Nott Memorial exterior, Image 5: Installation view from “Recurrence” featuring work by Simone Meltesen and Kira Nam Greene.