Paul V. Galvin Fine Arts Center

What's Inside

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


Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Oct. 6-8

Giordano Dance Chicago
Nov. 10

Dec. 2-3
Children's Show

April 20-21

Akropolis Reed Quintet
April 26

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Galvin Staff

Lance Sadlek, Director

Eileen Eitrheim, 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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