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 which provide new ways to display work in the space. Since it 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 Janalyn Hanson White 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.

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Fall 2022 Exhibits

Student Summer Art Show 2022

This exhibit features artwork by current Mount Mercy University students made while attending Fall 21, Winter 22, or Spring 22 Art and Design classes.

This exhibit will be showing from August 29–September 23. A reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, September 15th, 4:00-6:00 PM. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will have prizes and honorable mentions given out at 5:00 PM by our Juror Ellen Kleckner, Executive Director of Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. All are welcome to attend!