Janalyn Hanson White Gallery

The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery provides high quality visual art experiences to the students, faculty, and staff of Mount Mercy University as well as Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. It serves as a special venue to showcase our Mount Mercy Senior Thesis exhibitions, local high school talent, and the work of many regional and nationally known artists.

About the Gallery

Thanks to a generous endowment from the Tim and Jan White Family, the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery in lower McAuley Hall is constantly improving. The gallery was recently renovated, giving it a clean new look with resurfaced permanent walls and several movable walls for new ways to display work in the space. Since the gallery is intended as a teaching tool, we invite artists of national reputation who work in a variety of media. These artists often come to meet with students and give a lecture during the exhibit's reception. The gallery has had the opportunity to host exhibitions in painting, drawing, digital video interactive works, installation, fiber arts, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and video by artists from around the world - notably New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Mexico, London, and Los Angeles.

Currently in the Gallery

"Free Information" by Devlin Caldwell

Caldwell joined Mount Mercy’s art program this fall. His research primarily focuses on the exploration of consumer-targeted technologies, their psychological impact, and their ambiguity within the neoliberal sphere. The show will run in the gallery from 11/23/2020 - 02/05/2021.

Upcoming Gallery Events