Created in 1985 as a memorial to the Rev. Edward M. Catich–founder of the St. Ambrose College Art Department in 1939 and world-renowned calligrapher, stone incisor and artist–this intimate gallery was re-configured in 2002 to host contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of regional and national artists as well as faculty and seniors graduating with honors. The Catich Gallery is a member of the Association of College & University Museums & Galleries (ACUMG).
There are seven exhibits each academic year at the Catich Gallery: four feature regional and nationally known artists; two highlight graduating seniors from the Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Book Arts departments; and one honors Father Catich drawing from the university's vast collection of his work.
View a listing of artists' work that was displayed at the gallery from the past two years.
The Catich Collection provides digital access to the artwork of Fr. Edward Catich, one of the world's finest calligraphers
Enjoy an inspiring range of performance and visual arts opportunities at one of the Quad Cities' finest venues.