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Villanova University Art Gallery

ONeil Scott

Opening Reception: September 14th, 5pm - 7pm

On view from: August 30th - October 17, 2023



Introducing O'Neil Scott: Overcome Everything – a captivating exploration of self-taught Philadelphia-based artist O'Neil Scott's journey. Boldly addressing social justice, climate change, and the Black Lives Matter movement, his portraits delve into the complexities of humanity. Each stroke carries a message, inviting viewers to reflect, contemplate, and empathize. Join us in experiencing the convergence of art and advocacy in Scott's masterful creations.


image: O'Neil Scott, Protect Our, Protect Her, 2021, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches


About the Gallery

Over the years, guest artists exhibiting at the gallery have come from as far away as Kuwait and as close to home as Philadelphia. The gallery has hosted exhibits of traditional watercolors from China, carved masks and totems from the Yoruba culture of West Africa, Batiks from Belorussia, and handcrafted ceramics and glassware from Italy. We have served as an inaugural venue for young artists and provided an exhibition space for talented older citizens whose discovery of the artist within came much later in life.

All exhibits are open to the public and are free of charge.

The public is cordially invited to all artists' receptions. We welcome the opportunity to put new names and addresses on our mailing list in order to let you know of special events, such as free demonstrations by exhibiting artists, and other programs.

Visit Us!

Gallery Location
Connelly Center, 2nd Floor
800 Lancaster Ave.,
Villanova PA

Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 7 PM
Weekend: 11 AM - 7PM

We reccomend checking the Connelly Center hours before visiting

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