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Now in its 21st yearArt Saint Louis presents "Varsity Art XXI," an annual invitational exhibition featuring 40 outstanding undergrad & graduate level art students representing 20 St. Louis regional universities and colleges from Missouri & Illinois. This multi-media exhibit features 40 artworks in a variety of media including ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more.


Meet our Varsity Art XXI representatives, McKendree Artists, Jillian Hoffman and Brittany Fife! Artist Interview Videos of each of the participating artists will be on display at the Art St. Louis venue at Tucker and Pine in St. Louis. This year's videos will be posted on the Art Saint Louis YouTube Channel after March 3. 




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Hours: 1-4 Thursday-Saturday. Summer hours may vary

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Gallery hours are 1:00-4:00 Thursday - Saturday


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

Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.


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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.