Art Department Galleries

There are two art galleries operated by the Department of Art at Sacramento State.

The Robert Else Gallery, located in Kadema Hall, is named after an emeritus member of the Art faculty, Professor Robert Else. It serves as a student art gallery, and in particular, is a showcase gallery for the work of Art Department graduate students. Exhibitions hosted in the Else Gallery include the Annual Student Awards Show, the Annual Senior (BA) Show, the Graduate Student Exhibition, and the advancement to candidacy shows by graduate Art students.

The R.W. Witt Gallery, located in Kadema Hall, takes its name from Professor Raymond Witt, an emeritus member of the Art faculty who also endowed the Raymond W. and Joyce Witt Scholarship. It serves as a student gallery and as a showcase gallery for the work of Department of Art undergraduate students and other special events as approved by the Gallery Committee.

University Library Gallery

The University Library Gallery is located on the first floor of the University Library and shows the work of nationally and internationally significant artists.

The Library Gallery was created in 2001-2002 with the combined support of Donald R. Gerth, President of CSUS; Robert Jones, Vice President for University Affairs; William J. Sullivan, Jr., Dean of the College of Arts and Letters; and Rollin Potter, Director of the School of the Arts. The gallery opened in April 2002 with an exhibition of paintings by northern California plein-air artists of the early twentieth century, the Society of Six.

The Library Gallery is part of the concept of making Sacramento State the “campus of the arts.” Located on the first floor of the University Library, it occupies a central position on campus where it can be accessed by students, faculty and staff, and by the people from the larger regional community. The Library Gallery serves the educational mission of the University by introducing nationally and internationally significant art to the campus and to the Sacramento region.

The Gallery is intended not only for the installation of art exhibitions, but also as a performance space for music recitals, poetry readings, and other arts-related events. It is open to everyone from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

For further information or to arrange visits outside of normal opening hours, please contact Professor Phil Hitchcock, Gallery Director, by e-mail ( or phone (916-278- 4189).