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About The Gallery


Annetta T. Stowman
Assistant Director
Art Gallery

Gallery Mission Statement

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"The Villanova University Art Gallery continually strives to make the visual arts a vital aspect of the life of the university and communities it serves by:

  • Building on our tradition of exhibiting in an artist-friendly environment culturally diverse works of power and excellence by established, nontraditional, and emerging artists from around the world;
  • Enhancing our world class collection as we continue to gain the confidence of donors who have entrusted us with art of value and importance, with our primary focus on collecting works by prominent past and contemporary Philadelphia area artists;
  • Building an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts by Villanova students, staff, and faculty, by strategically placing quality works of art at prominent indoor and outdoor campus locations."
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The Collection

The Gallery also manages the University's art collection. Works by 20th Century American artists are the principal focus of Gallery acquisitions, with emphasis on past and contemporary Philadelphia area artists. All media including oil paintings, African stone sculptures, ancient Asian pottery, and Oceanic wood carvings are represented in the collection.

Donating Art

The University welcomes donations of art in all mediums, throughout the ages, and from around the world that meet collection criteria. Gifts of art must be professionally appraised before the gallery can accept them. To insure proper tax credit, appraised gifts must be received by the gallery no later than December 1 of the calendar year in which the tax deduction is sought. Please let us know if you are interested in making a donation by contacting us.  

Requesting an Exhibit

Artists interested in exhibiting work at the Gallery should send us: a summary of their professional and educational background, including recent exhibits, honors and/or awards, samples of their works and recent newspaper and/or magazine reviews of prior shows (unless of course, this is your first exhibit). Requests are reviewed once a year. Send all information to Villanova University, Art Gallery Office, St. Mary #3, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova PA 19085

Visit Us!

Art Gallery
2nd Floor Connelly Center (University Campus)
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA

Art Gallery Office
St. Mary Hall (Office #3)
800 Lancaster Ave.  Villanova, PA

*All Mailings are sent to Art Gallery Office*  

Gallery Hours

Villanova University Art Gallery Hours

**Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm

Fri: 8am-12 midnight
10am-12 midnight

**Hours are susceptible to change, please contact the Art Gallery Office to confirm operation hours before visiting*


For extended information on Art Gallery Hours please consult the Connelly Center Webpage by clicking here.