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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Spring 2024 Exhibits

MMU InstagramJam2024

This show is comprised of work submitted by Mount Mercy students, alumni, and employees using Instagram as a way of sharing their images. Some of the submitted works will be printed while others will be shown digitally on TV slideshows.

This exhibit will be showing from February 29-March 29. A reception will be held in the gallery on February 29 from 4:00-6:00 PM.