The Liberty University Art Gallery, now in its new location on the fourth floor of DeMoss Hall, features 13-foot ceilings, track lighting and a professional hanging system. Hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., but vary due to holidays and class schedules. Call (434) 592-5900 for more information or to book a private tour.
Todd Smith, Department of Studio Arts and Design (SADA) chairman, said the department’s goal is to serve as “one of the cultural hubs” for the campus and community. “The gallery offers the campus, community, and region the opportunity to experience quality artwork,” he said. “I regularly hear from students, faculty, and local art enthusiasts about how much our shows mean to them.”
Liberty has featured the work of some of the nation’s best and brightest artists, including renowned landscape painter David Heath, and even special guests familiar to Liberty, including Macel Falwell, wife of Liberty founder Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. In November 2011, the Blue Ridge Plein Air Painters donated six works of art to Liberty’s art gallery, starting its permanent collection. The group will be visiting campus this fall. These works will be on display again in the art gallery next summer.
Be sure to stop by the LU Art Gallery Facebook page!