Morrissey Gallery

Morrissey Gallery

Inside the Galvin Fine Arts Center

An exhibition space in the lobby of Galvin Fine Arts and Communications Center displays the work of professional artists and students. 

The Morrissey Gallery is named in honor of the Morrissey family, longtime supporters of St. Ambrose University.

Art by Basia Krol

Basia Krol

01/23/2023 - 03/23/2023

"Winter, Walk with Me (and other stories)" featuring recent paintings by Basia Krol.

Morrissey Gallery Exhibit - Winter, Walk with Me (and other stories)


During the Academic Year

Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
closed Sat and Sun

About the Gallery

The gallery has featured art in a wide spectrum of media by artists from all over the country. Students and professional artists alike find the glass exhibition cases to be an engaging venue for the public.

Submission Guidelines

Exhibitions in the Morrissey Gallery run for approximately 5-6 weeks. For more information, please download the application and gallery diagram both pdfs).


Open to all artists 18 years of age or older who live within a 200-mile radius of Davenport, Iowa.

Preference is given to artists working within fields that support our academic majors: Book Arts and Printmaking; Graphic Design; and Painting/Drawing.

There is no application fee.

Past and Current Exhibitions

2020-21 Exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition

Landscapes by Rich Legg, PhD

2019-2020 Exhibitions

Alex Ackerman
August 12 - September 21, 2019
Places Seen and Unseen

Sue Coleman
October 14 - November 23, 2019
Earthly Beauty

Rosalind Wilcox
January 13 - March 6, 2020
Finding God in the Dark

2018-2019 Exhibitions

Flourishing Habits
August 17 - September 21, 2018
Works of Artists from Blick Art Materials | Iowa City

Paul Lange
September 28 - November 3, 2018
Drawing From For Inspiration

Carla Markwart
November 9 - December 14, 2018
Chicago Paintings

Ben Blount
January 14 - March 2, 2019

Moving Pictures
March 6 - April 12, 2019
Print Portfolio Exchange

2019 Senior Exhibition
April 18 - May 10, 2019

2016-17 Exhibitions

Coney Island
August 17 - September 23, 2016
Heidi Hernandez | Watercolor collage

Pending Vestige
August 17 - September 23, 2016
Nicole Shaver | Watercolor drawings and sketches

September 30 - November 6, 2016
Drift Plain Collective | Handmade paper

Wandern Bird
November 11 - December 15, 2016
Matt Pulford | Paintings and photographs

Pushing Paper
January 10 - February 5, 2017
Dawn Wohlford | Hand cast paper and collage

Star-Crossed Lovers: A Print Portfolio Exchange
February 10 - March 5, 2017
Featuring 16 artists from across the nation

Observation and Inquiry
September 30 - November 6, 2016
Andrew Nordin and Lisa Bergh | Paintings, works on paper, and photographs

2017 Seniors Exhibition
April 20 - May 11, 2017
A Group exhibition featuring all of our graduating Seniors


Christopher Reno, Director

Morrissey Gallery
Galvin Fine Arts Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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