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2018-2019 exhibitions and events

All events take place in the Centennial Hall Galleries. Museum admission and events are free.


Sven “X-ET” Erixson, Engelbrekt’s Death
Sven “X-ET” Erixson, Engelbrekt’s Death, 1942, Lithograph. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Sam and Ann Charters Collection, 2013.18.39.

Världen är liten/The World is Small. Modern Swedish and Swedish American Works

Nov. 16-March 30

This exhibition, which has been extended past its original closing in Feburary, highlights works in the collections by Swedish and Swedish-American artists whose practice brought them into conversation with Parisian Modernism.

The exhibit is in partnership with the Figge Art Museum’s exhibition of "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950," and is supported, in part, by a grant from the Swedish Council of America. 


Brianna Jepson
Viewers look at the work of senior Brianna Jepson at the 2018 Celebration of Learning.

2019 Senior Art Exhibition

April 12-May 11

This exhibition features the Senior Inquiry projects of the Class of 2019 graphic design and studio art majors.

A closing reception will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m May 19.

Romare Bearden, Sorcerer’s Village
Romare Bearden, Sorcerer’s Village, 1972, Color screenprint. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts Collection Purchase, 2001.26.

Ongoing: Permanent Collection Gallery

The Permanent Collection Gallery on the lower level of Centennial Hall will be open throughout 2018-2019 academic year, featuring works from the museum's collections chosen by the faculty to deepen student learning. 

Previous exhibitions

Five Alumni: Continuing to Create

Aug. 24-Oct. 27, 2018

This exhibition features recent work by five alumni artists invited by the art department. The artists are Audrey Brown ‘92, Mark Hansen ‘00, justin carl hurty ‘05, Drew Starenko ‘83, and John Vande Walle ‘06.

Three free events will be held in conjunction with the exhibition in Centennial Hall.

Mark Hansen, Eight Dozen Eight
Mark Hansen, Eight Dozen Eight, 2011, Acrylic and oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist. Hansen is a 2000 alumnus who earned his master's in painting from Northern Illinois University.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 24. There will be a reception and artists' roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. And at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, hurty will offer a performance.

“Viewing the work these artists have created in the years since graduating offers an invaluable learning opportunity for our current art, art history, and graphic design students,” said Rowen Schusshem-Anderson, professor of art and graphic design at Augustana.

“The range and reach of these visual artists, and their diverse viewpoints, will reveal a distinctive body of work that represents some of the most innovative art in the region and beyond.”



During the academic year, noon-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, except by appointment.

Call 309-794-7400 or email for more information.


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