Library Galleries

History

Dr. Richard Wood, former Dean of University Libraries, began exhibiting art in the University Library in March 2003 when an addition to the original facility was completed. The first show featured photography of Joaquin Holloway, a retired library faculty member, as well as student work by Susan Hales and Theresa Lepre.  Since then, the University Library, designated as the Marx Library in 2013, has exhibited the works of over 100 artists.

The Galleries

The Marx Library is home to five unique art galleries: Gallery Hall, Gallery 181, 2nd Floor Gallery and the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art.

▼   Gallery Hall
Gallery Hall

 

Gallery Hall, on the 1st floor of the Marx Library, is open to students and the community. The space is equipped with gallery rails to accommodate art of various sizes.

If you are interested in displaying your art in this space, contact:

Paula Webb
Outreach and Communications Librarian
University of South Alabama
pwebb@southalabama.edu
1-251-461-1993

▼   Gallery 181 (Room 181)

Gallery 181

Gallery 181, on the 1st floor of the Marx Library, is open to University of South Alabama students & faculty. The room remains locked when not reserved for a class or meeting. You can reserve the room using the campus EMS system. The space is equipped with gallery rails to accommodate art of various sizes.

While the use of the room is in the EMS system, hanging of art must be scheduled with the library. If you are interested in displaying your art in this space, contact:

Paula Webb
Outreach and Communications Librarian
University of South Alabama
pwebb@southalabama.edu
1-251-461-1993

▼   2nd Floor Gallery

Second Floor Gallery

This gallery is reserved for exhibits by University of South Alabama students. It is equipped with gallery rails to accommodate art of various sizes.

If you are interested in displaying your art in this space, contact:

Paula Webb
Outreach and Communications Librarian
University of South Alabama
pwebb@southalabama.edu
1-251-461-1993

▼   The Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art

The Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art

The Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art, located on the third floor of the Marx Library; is a bright, open area with wall space and 12 locking display cases. This gallery is available to community and university artists. The gallery is open to students and the community. The space is equipped with gallery rails to accommodate art of various sizes.

If you are interested in displaying your art in this space, contact:

Paula Webb
Outreach and Communications Librarian
University of South Alabama
pwebb@southalabama.edu
1-251-461-1993