The Ralph Arnold Gallery is part of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago. Our goal is to foster conversations about contemporary art between local artists, our student population, and the community at large. The gallery offers lectures by selected artists and curators working in the Midwest and Chicago. All events are free and open to the public.
We strive to cultivate exploration and growth through exhibitions, workshops, artist lectures and educational programing that support Loyola's interdisciplinary ideology.
We prioritize the unique position of the artist as educator, engaging and exposing our diverse educational community to every discipline of Art offered by the Fine Arts department.
The Ralph Arnold Gallery is named after Ralph Arnold (1928-2006), former Chicago artist and chairman of Loyola’s Fine Arts department. With a storefront-style gallery space, a ceramics studio, a metals studio, a sculpture studio, and a dance studio, the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex serves as a combination exhibition and work space for students and faculty. Throughout the year, the Ralph Arnold Gallery hosts several visual arts exhibitions featuring the work of Loyolans, but also that of local and national artists.