224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, Illinois

224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon, Illinois

McKendree University Gallery of Art

Paint with us!

We are very excited to sponsor a new event, the Get Out! Paint Out! plein air outing on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd. Please download the flier and return the completed form by July 28 to reserve your spot. Same day registration is available.

Artwork created during the Get Out! Paint Out! event will be exhibited in the gallery from August 7th to September 27. A reception will be held on Thursday, August 21 from 4-7 p.m.


Revisitation Poster July 2014

Revisitation, The Mourners 

A Three-Person exhibit of Drawings of the Mourners Exhibit
McKendree University Gallery of Art, July 3-31, 2014

Reception Thursday, July 10, 5-9:00 p.m.

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy traveled to the St. Louis Art Museum, where it was shown from June 20 to September 6, 2009. The exhibit provided the only opportunity to view the sculptures outside of the tombs of Philip the Bold and John the Fearless for which they were created, and represented the only time that the sculptures could be viewed in the round. St. Louis artists Joanne Kluba, David Ottinger, and Jennifer Weigel visited the show over its duration at the St. Louis Art Museum, drawing directly from the sculptures to celebrate and record the historical event. The tombs have since been restored with the mourners repositioned in their proper places. Share the experiences of the artists by visiting the gallery during the month of July.


The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at 224 Saint Louis Street in historic Lebanon, Illinois. Please contact us at gallery@mckendree.edu to request a tour.

Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.


Meet our Staff

Stop in between 1-4 Thursday through Saturday. One of our gallerists will be happy to show you the current work on display.



Gallery Talk title

Contact us to reserve the gallery for your special function. The gallery is an ideal venue for presentations of up to 30 people. 

Previous Talks: 

Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Big Leagues

Emmalee Shelton, a former McKendree student and founder of Autism Creates, will speak in the gallery about her experiences in working with special needs students. Ms. Shelton curated the exhibition An Exceptional Art Show and has many engaging stories to tell about the creation and the creators of the beautiful and interesting work currently on exhibit in the gallery.

February 2013

From Cage to Cardiff: Introducing the Art of Sound

This one-hour seminar will include an introductory lecture on the history of sound art, looking at some of the key artists, concepts, and technologies associated with the genre. Presenter Christopher Ottinger will demonstrate using experimental musical instruments of his own creation.

March 2013

The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette: AKA The Corset Talk

The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette:  AKA The Corset Talk addresses the five hundred year history of women, as seen through the manipulation and control of their bodies. Audience members will be invited to participate in hands-on demonstrations of historical undergarment reproductions.

Susan Handler utilizes the arts as an educational resource tool to investigate and communicate social cultural, gender topics, government policies, and humanitarian and environmental issues.