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Art Department Galleries

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

The 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 Student Award Show, the Graduate Student Exhibition, and the one-person shows by graduate Art students.

The 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 and Joyce Witt Scholarship. It serves as a student gallery and as a showcase gallery for the work of Art Department undergraduate students. The exhibition schedule includes the Graduating Seniors Show.

Adjacent to the Witt is the Project Space, a room allocated for special projects and student shows


University Library Gallery

The University Library Gallery is operated by the School of the Arts (SOTA). It 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 CSU Sacramento 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 CSUS 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 (hitchcock@csus.edu) or phone (916-278- 4189).