Marxhausen Gallery of Art announces 2019-20 exhibit schedule

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 4 years ago on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 11:19 AM
The Marxhausen Gallery of Art in Jesse Hall on Concordia’s campus features a variety of art exhibitions throughout each academic year. The 2019-20 schedule kicked off Aug. 26, featuring “Fun on the Farm,” a Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival exhibition.

The Marxhausen Gallery of Art at Concordia University, Nebraska, announced its art exhibition schedule for the 2019-20 academic year. The gallery hosts a number of regional and nationally acclaimed art exhibitions, as well as faculty and student shows. 

“This year the Marxhausen Gallery of Art is pleased to offer a number of dynamic exhibitions for a wide range of audience. The first exhibition, “Fun on the Farm,” is a collection of children's book illustrations presented in conjunction with the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. This animated artwork introduces the gallery visitor to animals and illustrated stories based on farm life,” said professor Jim Bockelman. “The second exhibition is titled "Sacrifice: The Florence Portfolio." Drawn from Concordia's permanent collection, this suite of prints were all created in Florence, Italy by artists associated with Christians in Visual Arts. The works explore the themes of sacrifice and redemption.”

The gallery’s mission is to provide local and regional communities with opportunities to appreciate and understand the role of art and culture through its collection, exhibition programs and educational opportunities.

All exhibits are open to the public and free of charge. The Marxhausen Gallery is located in Jesse Hall and is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters while classes are in session. Admission is free to the public.


The Marxhausen Gallery 2019-20 schedule:

Aug. 26 – Oct. 4 

“Fun on the Farm”

Plum Creek Literacy Exhibition


Oct. 5 – Oct. 12 Gallery Closed for Installation 


Oct. 17 – Dec. 15

“Sacrifice and Scripture: Prints from Christians in the Visual Arts”  

Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: 2 p.m. in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art


Oct. 18 – Oct. 20 Gallery Closed Fall Recess


Nov. 23 – Dec. 1 Gallery Closed Thanksgiving Recess


Jan. 13 – Feb. 13

“Moton Sensor: Selections from Concordia’s Permanent Collection” 

Reception: Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talk: 2 p.m. in the Thom Leadership Education Center auditorium


Jan. 20 Gallery Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Day


Feb. 16 - 22 Gallery Closed for Installation


Feb. 23 – March 26

“all this and not ordinary (the difference is spreading): an Exhibition of Women’s Studio Practice"

Opening Reception: Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Artist Talk: 2 p.m. in the Thom Center auditorium


March 7 – March 15 Gallery Closed for Spring Recess


March 27 Gallery Closed for Installation 


March 30 – April 17

“Annual Student Art Exhibition”

Reception: Sunday, April 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Awards Presentation: 2 p.m. in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art


April 10 – 13 Gallery Closed Easter Recess


April 19 – May 6

“Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition”

Reception: Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Artist Talk: 2 p.m. in the Thom Center auditorium