Hiram College

Gelbke Art Gallery

Gelbke Art Gallery

Described by one visitor as "a cultural jewel set in a beautiful rural landscape," the Gelbke Art Gallery offers opportunities for students and faculty to exhibit their artwork and to host a regular schedule of exhibitions by visiting artists.

  • Mantle: Photographs as Material

    Nov. 3 — Dec. 13, 2017
    The “Mantle: Photographs as Material” exhibition will kick off on Nov. 3 with a reception from 5-7 p.m., including a talk by the artist at 6 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Students have the opportunity to exhibit artwork in our annual juried student show and compete for a variety of art awards. Exhibitions by regional, national, and international artists feature artwork that serves as models of technical mastery, formal sophistication, and intellectual engagement. Supporting the educational mission of the department and the college, exhibiting artists are invited to campus to speak at opening receptions and to interact with students and the wider community.

The 1,200 square foot gallery is designed for the display of two and three dimensional artwork, as well as installations and digital video and sound exhibitions, and features professional lighting, security, and archives. Hiram art students have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience working as gallery assistants.