About the Program

Mission Statement

Arcadia Exhibitions organizes programming for four distinct gallery spaces on campus throughout the calendar year. Its goal is to provide a broad-based community constituency with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions of contemporary art ranging in scope and stature from the regional to the international. 

Public lectures, panel discussions, gallery tours, and receptions generate vital contexts for each exhibition while also serving as a forum to encourage dialogue among artists, educators, students, and the general public about contemporary art and its socio-cultural relevance. 

 

Exhibition Spaces

The Spruance Gallery, a 1,100-square-foot facility housed within an 1892 power station designed by Horace Trumbauer, is a nationally recognized venue for contemporary art in the greater Philadelphia area. Since 1985, this space has provided the region with a stimulating roster of individual and thematic exhibitions, which often travel to other venues and are occasionally accompanied by publications.

Spruance Gallery

The Harrison Gallery is an open, highly trafficked exhibition space located near the main entrance of the University Commons.

Harrison Gallery

Also in the University Commons, this exhibition venue is located just outside the Great Room, a popular facility for lectures, performances, and other major events on campus.

Rosedale Gallery

The Judith Taylor Gallery, located in the Landman Library, is a space dedicated to hosting exhibitions organized and created by students, either individually, in groups, or as part of a class. Any student currently enrolled in a university art course may sign out the space to present their own work, or to curate an exhibition of the work of others. For more information, contact exhibitions coordinator Matthew Borgen at 215-572-2629.

Judith Taylor Gallery

Students have the opportunity to become involved with Arcadia Exhibitions through Arcadia University’s work-study program as well as by enrolling in courses offered through the Department of Art and Design’s minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies. For more information follow this link, or write to gallery@arcadia.edu.

Submissions

At this time, Arcadia Exhibitions is not accepting unsolicited proposals. We invite regional artists to join our mailing list to stay informed about future opportunities to present their work.

Arcadia students interested in applying for a show in the Judith Taylor Gallery can fill out the application form here.