Quick Center galleries will reopen in time for the start of fall semester.

St. Bonaventure University

University requires masks inside campus facilities

Masks are required inside campus facilities, including the Quick Center, for all students, SBU employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. All Quick Center visitors ages 3 and up must be masked. 

 

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.


Three art pieces set for exhibition in fall 2021
Among works exhibited in Quick Center galleries are (from left) “Goethe, 1982” by Andy Warhol, “The Sunflower’s Quilting Bee at Arles” by Faith Ringgold, and “Picnic on a Ledge” by Michael Lenson.

Now featured in QCA galleries



Front Gallery, Theater Atrium


GROWING UP BONA'S

Featuring the works of Anne Cooney

    Artwork title piece for Anne Conroy exhibitionAnne grew up just blocks away from St. Bonaventure University, and was inspired by its Franciscan values for her entire life. A highlight of Anne’s childhood was when a group of Franciscan friars came all the way from Asia to visit St. Bonaventure. The friars would stop on their nightly walks to create simple drawings for the neighborhood children, and Anne was always amazed by how they perfectly depicted their subjects in just a few lines.

    She began drawing, showing a special fondness for horses, cats and collies. Finally, one day little Anne struck up the nerve to present the friars — her neighborhood celebrities — with one of her pictures. From that summer Anne was, in her heart, both a Franciscan and an artist..

    Open Jan. 21-Feb. 10, 2022

    All are welcome to attend a reception from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30.

 

Dresser Foundation Gallery


Works in the Dresser Foundation at St. Bonaventure UniversityEuropean and American Masters
Paintings and Drawings

    This gallery 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.

    NOW OPEN

 

Marianne Letro Laine Gallery


Partial view of the 20-foot Chinese scroll being exhibited at St. Bonaventure University's Quick CenterAsian Art, Ancient & Modern

    New to this gallery is a 20 foot Chinese scroll, a replica of an ancient work, as well as contemporary works by Chinese and Japanese artists..

    NOW OPEN

 

Paul W. Beltz Gallery


Art in the Beltz Gallery at St. Bonaventure UniversityContemporary Art

    This gallery is hung with contemporary works from the university art collection, most of which have been gifted to the university in the last 25 years and represent many artists who have had exhibitions at the Quick Center and have gifted the collection a work.

    NOW OPEN

 

Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery


Joe Orfeo painting at St. Bonaventure University's Quick CenterTo Linda, Love, Joe

    This is an exhibition of the work of Western New York artist Joe Orffeo (1926-2013).

    To Joe Orffeo, Linda was the love of his life. As he painted he gave to Linda, and this exhibition is built on the work that was dedicated to her. Her collection reflects her motivating spirit that drove his creativity.

    Joe Orffeo, a World War II Navy veteran, was a trained artist who created art with a passion. He found inspiration in the world around him, and in the working artists of the time, but he took those inspirations and made them uniquely his own.

    OPEN NOW through March 30, 2022


Coming in 2022: Frida Kahlo's Garden

    Frida Kahlo's Garden comes to the Quick Center via NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that brings traveling exhibitions to cultural organizations across the country. Frida Kahlo's Garden is an in-depth exhibition focusing on the influences and inspirations behind the work of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) who is considered one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

    THIS EXHIBITION runs from April 6 to May 25, 2022