Mount Mercy is proud to exhibit the work of regional and national artists in a professional setting that highlights their creativity and artistic expression. The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery serves as a special venue to showcase students' capstone projects, the local talent of area high school teachers and students, and many other exhibitors.

The Janalyn Hanson White Gallery in lower McAuley Hall was renovated due to an endowment from the Tim and Jan White Family. The gallery has month-long exhibitions of nationally and regionally known artists who apply years in advance to exhibit in our 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 opening reception. In recent months, exhibitions of painting, drawing, digital video interactive works, installation, fiber arts, printmaking, sculpture and video by artists from New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Mexico, and London have been on display in the gallery.

Gallery Hours* & Location
Monday–Friday | 4–6 p.m.
Lower McAuley Hall (Maps & Parking)

*Viewings outside of normal business hours can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the Sisters of Mercy University Center Desk, or by calling 319-363-8213. Summer viewings can be arranged by checking out a gallery key from the Sisters of Mercy University Center Information Desk. The gallery has no official hours during the summer. 

Gallery Director
John-Thomas Richard
Office: Warde 401 | Phone: 319-363-8212 x-1377 |


Fall 2016 Gallery Exhibits

Summer Student Art Show

May 26th – Sept. 2nd, 2016 Exhibit »

Mr. Jonathan P. Berger: PlayHouse

Sept. 6th – 30th, 2016 Exhibit »

Sept. 6th Artist's Lecture & Opening Reception »

Sept. 24th Meet the Artist »

Pamela Calore: Immigration

Oct. 4th – 28th, 2016 Exhibit »

Oct. 4th Artist's Lecture & Opening Reception »

Chase Gamblin: Throwing/Slipping/Firing

Nov. 1st – 18th, 2016 Exhibit »

Nov 17th Artist's Lecture & Closing Reception »

Graphic Design: Sustaining Life

Nov. 29th – Dec. 16th, 2016 Exhibit »

Nov. 29th Artists' Opening Reception »

Student video of an opening reception in the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery.