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

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

McKendree University Gallery of Art

Be a volunteer!

The gallery is looking for docents. Must be available on Fridays from 1-4 pm.

For more information contact gallery@mckendree.edu.

The gallery will be closed on Friday afternoons until further notice.

Gallery hours are 1:00-4:00 Thursday and Saturday.BradfieldPosterSP15

Visit the gallery Thursday-Saturday from 1-4, January 29 - March 21 to experience Rod Bradfield's unique realities. Meet the artist at the reception on Thursday, March 5 from 4-7 pm.

Bradfield has shown his digital paintings, drawings, paintings, and sculpture nationwide and in Europe. He is currently represented by the Halcyon Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Rod Bradfield grew up in northern and southern Illinois, and earned degrees from Indiana State University, Terre Haute. He taught Visual Arts at the secondary level in various locations for 34 years, retiring in 2011.


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.



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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.