St. Bonaventure University

Quick Center Exhibitions

Whether you're drawn to works by European and American masters or contemporary artists, Quick Center galleries offer something to please every art lover.

Spring Semester 2024 Exhibitions


Works in clay by Anne Mormile and paintings by Don Wynn
Exhibition Dates: Now through April 28
Paul W. Beltz Gallery
Retrospectively, Anne Mormile and Don WynnAbove left: Nautilus wall sculpture by Anne Mormile; Right: Street at Night by Don Wynn

This duo exhibition features work by Anne Mormile, a lecturer in St. Bonaventure's Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and Don Wynn, an Adirondack region painter.

Mormile has hung a wide range of her collective works in the gallery, including a nautilus wall sculpture featuring many hidden surprises, bowls dedicated to friends, and plates, all works of art. Several large and small works are in a celadon glaze made just for this exhibition. Also on display is her favorite wheel for throwing pottery and a description of the artist’s favorite glazes. Visit Mormile's website.

Wynn loves to paint the out of doors. His work is best described as following in the tradition of 20th century representationalism, but also drawing on modernism. These works are curated by Gary Keem, SBU Class of 1969. Visit Wynn's website.

Studio Baroque: Paintings by Michael Lenson

Exhibition Dates: Now through March 27
Front Gallery
Preview Lenson sizedMichael Lenson (1903-1971) has gained widespread recognition as one of America's most important realist painters. Born in Russia, he emigrated to America in 1911.

During the Great Depression, he became director of WPA mural projects for the state of New Jersey. Who Was Who in American Art called him "New Jersey's most important muralist." Collectors and lovers of Lenson's art value his consummate skill as a draftsman and the flawless technique he achieved by close study of the Old Masters.

This exhibition includes some works of his that were previously in the University Art Collection as well as some new acquisitions. Visit the Michael Lenson website.

Hand and Spirit

A collection of contemporary artwork, this exhibition brings to life the culture of the American Southwest.
Exhibition Dates: Through spring semester 2024
Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery, second floor

Horizontal combinedThis exhibition features a collection of modern Kachinas, 27 paintings and drawings, as well as more than 60 pieces of pottery created by artists whose families have been creating traditional pottery for hundreds of years.

The collection was bequeathed to the Quick Center by the late David Van Buren, a 1969 St. Bonaventure graduate and longtime criminal justice professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Van Buren fell in love with the American Southwest while serving as a visiting scholar at Northern Arizona University, researching peacemaking and the tribal courts of the Navajo Nation.

The Van Buren collection adds a new dimension to the University Art Collection. It will eventually be integrated into our contemporary galleries so that it can be acknowledged as the exceptional art that it is.

Imagery: A Hopi corn maiden Kachina, left; right: a Hopi "Silent Warrior" carved by Gilbert Naseyowna, among other works.


European and American Masters

Exhibition Dates: Ongoing
Dresser Foundation Gallery, first floor
This gallery features works by European and American masters from the University Art Collection. Works by Dürer, Victors, School of Rembrant, Rothermel, Robinson and Homer grace the walls of this gallery.

Below: "Morning After the Snow" by William Bliss Baker
Morning After The Snow sized

Asian Collection: Ancient and Modern

Exhibition Dates: Ongoing
Marianne Letro Lane Gallery, first floor
This exhibition includes contemporary works by Chinese and Japanese artists as well as a 20-foot Chinese scroll, a replica of an ancient work.

Below left: A ritual food container dating from the Jin Dynasty, 317-420 A.D.; right: Painting by Tseng-ying Pang, 1992.
"Ding," a ritual food container dating from the Jin Dynasty
Painting by Tseng-ying Pang, 1992