Visit us in the gallery’s new space; help us make its inaugural exhibit a hit!
Wasmer Gallery Relocation
This fall, Ursuline College's Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a new space, at the heart of campus, with an invitational exhibition celebrating women artists. We look forward to welcoming you and we hope you can help us make this show a success.
About the Space
Workers are currently putting the finishing touches on the Wasmer Gallery’s new home in Ursuline’s Mullen Building, the main academic and administration building facing Lander Road. The new gallery looks out on the tranquil Ursuline quad from a wall of windows. This accessible, 1,365-square-foot space is equipped with gallery lighting, beautiful wood and ceramic surfaces, comfortable climate control, and ample wall and floor space for artwork.
As you will see, the new facility is ideal for the six exhibits we will continue to present annually. As in the past, Wasmer Gallery will continue to focus on shows featuring women artists and underrepresented voices.
About the Inaugural Exhibition
As students of art history know, the "Old Masters" were European painters regarded as the best artists before 1800. They were, for the most part, men. Again this fall, Wasmer Gallery will challenge this traditional bias by promoting women artists, the new masters. Appropriately the show is titled “New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio,” beginning a biennial tradition of promoting local women artists.
This invitational show will be curated by Anna Arnold and will celebrate the creativity, skill, and vision of 40 local women artists. As a visual dialogue, “The New Masters” will challenge viewers to consider contemporary women’s issues such as race and equity; marriage, motherhood, and family; spirituality, rebellion, and empowerment. A guest juror will select six works for cash prizes.