Paul V. Galvin Fine Arts Center

What's Inside

The Galvin Fine Arts Center is home to the academic programs for Art, Book Arts, Painting, Music/Music EducationTheatre, Radio/TV, Strategic Communication, and Multimedia Journalism as well as SAUtv and KALA Radio, two galleries, a black box theatre, recital hall, and auditorium.

Allaert Auditorium
Serves as the main stage venue with approximately 1,200 seats. 

Ground Plan (pdf)
Lighting and Sound Inventory (.xlsx)
Section Diagram (pdf)

Madsen Hall
Named in honor of Msgr. Cletus Madsen, a former head of fine arts at St. Ambrose College and a main figure in Catholic liturgical music of the mid-20th century. It seats 110 and is an ideal space for recitals and chamber music concerts, including the popular Casual Classics Series that brings in top performers in this intimate setting.

Studio Theatre
Seats 50. For more intimate shows.

Catich Gallery
The Catich Gallery is named after the founder of the university's art department, Father Edward M. Catich. The gallery hosts contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of regional and national artists as well as faculty and seniors graduating with honors.  

Morrissey Gallery
The Morrissey Gallery, named in honor of the Morrissey family, long-time supporters of St. Ambrose University, is an unusual venue that offers a unique exhibition opportunity to local and regional artists. We welcome applications for exhibition.

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Performing Arts Series


Paris En Pointe
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Journey back to Paris under the Eiffel Tower when the Moulin Rouge was the place to be. It was an exciting time for composers and visual artists alike when they changed the course of history with their music and Impressionist canvases. Such is the inspiration for the dance and music today. Ballet Quad Cities and the St. Ambrose Music Department partner with the Figge Art Museum to bring you "Paris en Pointe."

Oct. 5-6, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 7, 3 p.m.
Neil Simon's "Rumors" is a madcap, slamming door farce involving cover-ups, deceptions, mistaken identities, and lot of huge laughs.

Letters Home
Nov. 4, 3 p.m.
This powerful performance brings to life actual letters written by service members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Honk, Jr.
Dec. 1-2, 3 p.m.
Children's Show

Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Antics incorporates street dance, poetry, theater, and film into provocative and daring urban dance performances.

Tartuffe by Moliere
April 12-13, 7:30 p.m.; April 14, 3 p.m.
Provocative and powerful, Molière's dark comedy explores religious hypocrisy and the corruption of money and power.

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Galvin Staff

Lance Sadlek, Director

Renee Busha, Marketing Director
Kris Eitrheim, Technical Director
Matt Elliott, Assistant Technical Director
Aaron Hook, Scene Shop Foreman


Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, Iowa 52803

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