The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, photographs, and mixed media by professional artists (including faculty) and students of the Visual Arts Department. Lectures and discussions with the exhibiting artists are scheduled in conjunction with the opening of shows in the Gallery.
Located in the College's Campus Center, the Gallery’s three levels, connected by ramps, feature nearly three thousand square feet of exhibit space, plus track lighting that can be adjusted to highlight the displays. The center level opens onto an outdoor sculpture court that can be used to house outdoor displays. The entire facility is supported by two adjacent rooms for preparation and storage of exhibit materials.
"Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity"
Febuary 5-March 15, 2018
A presentation of powerful images created by six international artists who have reacted to the subject of violence against women. Included in the exhibition is the "Silent Tears Project" by the Blur Projects artists, the sculpture of Simone Kestelman, and the multimedia work of aleXsandro Palombo and Cat Del Buono. The exhibition, organized by Kyunghee Pyun and Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan, two art historians/art critics based in higher-education institutions, serves as a comment on the #MeToo Movement. Learn more about the "Violated Bodies" exhibit.
The Gallery was formally dedicated to Amelie A. Wallace of Garden City on May 22, 1979. The late Mrs. Wallace, a member of the Old Westbury College Council from 1974 to 1980, was honored for her unflagging interest in the College and the State University as well as support of the arts at Old Westbury.