The Klemm Gallery, with an 1800 square foot exhibition space, provides a venue for a broad range of art exhibitions supporting the University's mission and reflecting the concerns and interests of the faculty and students in the Art Department. The gallery is named after Sister Jeannine Klemm, O.P., former Chair of the Art Department.
The Klemm Gallery’s programs are primarily educational and thus support the University’s mission “to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.” Furthermore, these programs support the Art Department’s mission, which is to stimulate, challenge, support, and educate students to become educated viewers with visual literacy and critical thinking, professional artists with technical and creative direction, thoughtful and responsible citizens in a global community.
Each fall, the gallery schedules three month-long solo or group exhibitions of contemporary art. Programming surrounding these exhibitions includes lectures, workshops, gallery talks, and critiques by visiting artists and scholars. Klemm Gallery’s exhibitions and programming provide opportunities for discussion and collaboration with Siena's students and faculty. Recent exhibitions have presented a wide variety of media and themes, including work by experimental printmaker and installation artist James Cogswell, modernist photographers Berenice Abbott and Eugene Atget, metal smiths David Huang and Brian Clark, fiber artists Julie Tourtillotte and Anne Lemanski, ceramic installation artists Craig Clifford and Debbie Kupinski, and experimental video artist Nia Burks. Past exhibitions have had a thematic focus, acquainting the Siena community with diverse cultural expression and challenging topics such as Identity Politics. Future exhibitions look to take an interdisciplinary direction as new technologies and critical contexts open up and redefine the frontiers of art.
One of the distinctive features of an education at Studio Angelico is the students' senior-year exhibition. Each spring the gallery provides graduating seniors in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program an opportunity to prepare and mount one-person exhibitions of their work. Faculty and Alumni exhibitions are also regularly scheduled events.
Klemm Gallery Hours:
Closed during University holidays
Please note: Gallery hours vary for BFA exhibitions. Please refer to the students' exhibition announcements for specific hours during the winter term.
Admission is free of charge.