The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program brings thought-provoking, educational and inspiring artwork to our on-campus galleries and virtual spaces. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The mission of the Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is to bring thought-provoking and educational exhibitions including the work of students, faculty, guest artists and the university art collection.
With every museum quality installation, the galleries stimulate critical thinking and provide avenues of cultural enrichment for students, staff and visitors. The galleries are located throughout the Adelphi campus; The Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Gallery in the University Center, the Swirbul Library gallery, and a gallery within the Performing Arts Center.
Campus Art Galleries
The galleries are located throughout the Adelphi campus. We’re also excited to report that our new Ruth S. Harley University Center (UC) Art Gallery is now open. Located on the first floor of the renovated UC, this expanded space features professional-level lighting and temperature control and a larger space outside the gallery for our guests to gather, talk and enjoy refreshments during artist receptions.
Our recently launched Virtual Gallery showcases highlights from the University Art Collection, which ranges from 17th-century African implements to contemporary Pakistani prints by Huma Bhaba. Mediums represented include painting, sculpture, drawing, prints and photography. Use your keyboard to “stroll” this virtual space, then zoom in on specific works to examine in detail and read about the art and the artists.
Get to know Elan Cadiz, one of our exhibited visual artists—featured in our Adelphi Interviews series. Her work—SCAFFOLD: Equity of Treatment—was showcased at Adelphi in February and March 2021. “I see myself as a cultural interpreter and visual documenter,” Cadiz said in describing herself.