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.


During the Academic Year

Fall and Spring Semesters
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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

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

2015-16 Exhibitions

Coming Of Age

August 17 - September 11, 2015

Bogumil Bronkowski - Paintings

The Next Level

September 18 - October 24, 2015

Evan McLaughlin & Hilary Nelson (MFA students from the University of Iowa) - Paintings

Objects of Practice 

October 28 - December 17, 2015

Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi - Retrospective of professional design work

And in the movement of the Sun, I felt something. 

January 14 - February 21, 2016

Chris Mortenson - Photographs

Justice League

February 26 - April 8, 2016

Various Artists - Collection of prints with the theme of Justice

In Stitches
April 15 - May 13, 2016
Kathryn M. Anderson, Tina Calsyn, Sarah Jones, Codi Josephson - Yarn and thread in contemporary art

2014-15 Exhibitions

August 11 - September 28, 2014 
Heather Baker

October 3 - November 16, 2014 
Margaret Babbitt

November 21 - February 1, 2014
Rozz-Tox Poster Archives

February 6 - March 29, 2015 
Julie Leonard: Standing in Place

April 3 - May 15, 2015 
Gender: A Printmaking Portfolio Exchange
Artists included:

Jennifer Belair
Suzanne Chouteau
Benjy Davies
Henry Gepfer
Jennifer Ghormley
Leslie A. Grossman
Carol Hayman
Rachel Livedalen
Kim Maher
David Mohallatee
Teresa Moralez
Edie Overturf
Rachel Singel
Crystal Roethlisberger
Sylvia Taylor
Ian J. Welch


Christopher Reno, Director

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

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