Alemany Library Galleries

The Alemany Library is home to both the San Marco Gallery and the Community Gallery, which provide venues for artistic exposure for students, local community artists and patrons.

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Community Gallery

Supported by Academic Affairs, our mission is to encourage community involvement and increase the artistic dialogue between the community and faculty, students, and staff of Dominican.

The Community Gallery is located on the first floor of the Archbishop Alemany Library.

For additional information, please contact us

San Marco Gallery

Our mission is to foster collaboration and support the curriculum of the Art, Design and Visual Studies Department by providing hands-on resources for art students, artists, and the University community.

The San Marco Gallery is located on the first floor in Archbishop Alemany Library.

To receive news and more information about our exhibits and events, please contact us.

Current Exhibit

Sawyer Rose Exhibition

January 21 – April 2, 2020
Closing reception for the artists: Sunday, March 22, 2–4 p.m.

Tracy Grubbs and Marie Van Elder both use the natural world as inspiration for their work. Tracy will be showing pieces from three different bodies of work: Lost Landscapes, Listening Series, and ReCompose Series. The Lost Landscapes create found landscapes revealed by the removal of pages/leaves from discarded books. She says of the work "The Lost Landscape series presents an opening or tearing away from the ordered, but limited world of language, so that another horizon might be revealed. This organic landscape is the foundation upon which all life depends, including the life of the mind." The Listening Series in made up of Rain Listening and Tree Listening works.

Grubbs sees each as a collaboration with natural forces. The Rain Listening works were made during a residency in Yosemite National Park. The marks were made by rain hitting a small cup of ink and splashing onto a piece of Fabriano paper. Each was made by rain for a duration of 30 seconds. The Tree Listening works were made by wrapping two trees in Point Reyes with one piece of canvas over two years. The marks and patterns are made entirely by the tree and the weather over that time. After "harvesting" this piece Grubbs re-stretched it into various sizes, to bring different elements of the whole into dialogue. The ReCompose Series are large-scale paintings based on the decomposition of organic matter found in compost heaps.


Gallery Hours 
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – midnight
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – midnight
Closed during school holidays