Schaefer Art Gallery

Current and Previous Exhibitions

Notice: In compliance with the College's current Covid-19 safety level, the gallery is open to ON-CAMPUS faculty, staff, and students only.

Every visitor is required to wear an approved face covering, observe appropriate social distancing, and follow appropriate sanitizing guidelines.
Gallery capacity is set at 10 individuals at one time.

The Schaefer Art Gallery offers exhibitions and events to support the Art and Art History Department, augment the educational experience of Gustavus Adolphus College as a whole, and engage members of the surrounding communities. The annual 9 month exhibition calendar includes a combination of Art and Art History Department student exhibitions, contemporary work by regional and national artists or artist groups, artist lectures, and discussion based workshops. 

Current Exhibition:

Juried Student Exhibition

Juried by the Art and Art History Department Faculty
Awards: Best of Show, Student Choice Award

November 10th - November 23rd




Previous Exhibitions:

Salon des Refusés 

An exhibition of "Bad Art" inspired by historically refuted
and disputed works of art.
Featuring artwork by FTS 100 035 Good Art, Bad Art

October 28th - October 30th 2020



The Now and After

Installation works by Alison Hiltner

In creative conjunction with Nobel Conference 56-
Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology

September 16th - October 23rd
Online Artist Talk October 6th 5:30pm

Click Here: Online Gallery


ONLINE: The Junior Art Major Exhibition 2020

Works by Vin Branom, Hannah Calkins, Bryanna Filip
Darby Hurlbert, Claire Strohmeyer

May 9th 2020 - June 6th 2020
Click Here: Junior Exhibition Link


Marketing Image

 the poetics of destruction

 installation by Jacob Stanley


Current Virginia A. Groot Artist-in-Residence
February 17th - March 13th, 2020
Public Reception: February 17th, 4:30 - 6:30
Artist Talk: February 17th 5:00pm

the patience is in the living

works by Mara Duvra

November 6 - December 11, 2019Opening Reception: November 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: 5 p.m.


Mykitas Epoch-Fungal Expansion Within the Plastisphere

Works by CV Peterson

September 4 - October 18, 2019

Opening Reception: September 24, 6-8 p.m.

Artist Talk: 6 p.m.



Recent Works by Jenna Hansen

April 23rd - May 24th

Reception: May 3rd from 5-7 p.m.


Transfer of Memory

March 22nd - April 14th

Reception: April 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


Junior Art Majors Exhibition

March 4th - March 20th

Reception: March 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.



By Andrew Hellmund, Virginia A. Groot Visiting Scupltor-in-Residence

Janurary 14th - February 23rd

Reception: Janurary 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.



Art Minor Spotlight Exhibition

November 15th - December 10th

Reception: Noveber 15th from 4 to 6 p.m.



What to Do When Lost In the Woods

By Minneapolis Artist Melissa Borman

September 10 - November 1

Reception: September 19th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Melissa Borman Poster

Contact the department of Art and Art History for more information about exhibitions from past academic years.