Art and Design Department

Visual Arts at SXU

Saint Xavier recognizes that the fine arts are the heart and soul of academics and should be celebrated. Please refer to the different locations around campus where art is exhibited and changed periodically.

The SXU Gallery

Located in L-114 of the Warde Academic Center, the SXU Gallery showcases the artwork of local, regional, national and international professional artists throughout the academic year. We strive to present a variety of styles and media with six exhibits that often amplify University-wide initiatives, complement curricular programming and witness the integration of art and spirituality. Shows are accompanied by a welcoming reception and a presentation by the artist. These exhibits, open to the public as well as the University community, present a sophisticated caliber of visual expression, as well as inspiring stimuli for our students.

The SXU Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the academic year. The Gallery is closed during the summer, University holidays and in between exhibits for de-installation and installation. Please call 773-298-3081 to confirm hours for a specific exhibit.

The Visual Arts Center Gallery

Located off campus within the Visual Arts Center at 10435 South Spaulding, the Visual Arts Center Gallery is dedicated to showcasing student and alumni artwork. Since the production of art is best complemented with the exhibition of that work, the VAC Gallery offers the opportunity for students to experience the rigors and joy of presenting their art to the public.

Formerly a church, the building has been converted into an art "sanctuary" of teaching studios, lecture/meeting rooms, a student/alumni Gallery and a state of the art computer lab. Parking is limited to faculty and staff. Shuttle service is provided on a regular basis during the academic semester. For more information please contact Gallery Director, Cathie Ruggie Saunders at 773-298-3087.

The CIDAT Lounge

Located in the Warde Academic Building, the CIDAT Lounge has a large faceted viewing screen that showcases time-based media from students in computer graphics, multi-media and animation classes. For more information please contact the Chair of Art and Design, Nathan Peck at 773-298-3876.

The Bishop Quarter Room

Located in the Stump Library, the Bishop Quarter Room also showcases students' work from various other courses. Oftentimes two or three students join together to thematically create an exhibit. Such group exhibits are frequently celebrated with a small reception. For more information please contact the Chair of Art and Design, Nathan Peck at 773-298-3876.


VAC Spring 2020 Building Hours

Students taking Art and Design classes at SXU can gain access to the Visual Arts Center with their student ID's this Fall during the following times. Anyone without swipe access can contact Jeanne Hallaren, office manager, at ext. 3081 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday to gain access.

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

noon - 9 p.m.

3 - 9 p.m.