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University of Dayton Galleries

Mission Statement

The primary mission of University of Dayton's Galleries is to provide space for the University of Dayton community of artists to experiment, develop, and implement new ideas while gaining educational gallery experience in professional standards and practices; curating, organizing and executing exhibitions with open engagement with the public. The University of Dayton Galleries will support exhibitions that develop from advanced and beginning student coursework to Alumni and Faculty projects, as well as supporting a robust program of visiting artists. The gallery space serves as a site for experiments in performative art, collaborative installation work, and interdisciplinary visual research. University of Dayton's Galleries are an active showcase of what is happening in the world of visual art, the Department of Art and Design and our interactions with the community at large.


Radial Gallery

Current Exhibiton: Do You Want to Know How it Feels?

February 23 – March 22, 2023 

Reception: March 2, 5:00 to 7:00 pm


Jessika Edgar is a ceramic artist based in Metro Detroit. Her research focuses on concepts related to identity and value through an investigation in contemporary craft and sculptural abstraction. Raised in both Western Massachusetts and Southern California, Jessika has an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2011), an MA in Studio Art (2009) and BA in Studio Art (2008) from California State University Northridge. In this exhibtion, Jessika Edgar explores the construction of individual identity as prescribed by societal notions of value and binaries.


ADDRESS1529 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409 Second Floor of Fitz Hall

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibition: Horvath

Juried exhibition of student work

Opening: March 30th


Index Gallery

Current Exhibition: Onslaught of Desire New works by Casey Whittier

February 2nd – March 19th, 2023

Reception: February 2nd, 5pm - 7pm 

Onslaught of Desire: new works by Casey Whittier is an installation that utilizes the power of repetition to achieve transformation. The systems used to construct the works become metaphors for our individual fragility and interconnectedness. Casey Whittier received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is interested in the metaphorical and philosophical power of visual art and the ways in which the ceramic material creates direct connections between the geology of the earth, basic human needs, and complex metaphysical desires. Repetitive processes and systems of reliance are often used as metaphors for interconnectedness. Whittier teaches ceramics and social practice at the Kansas City Art Institute and works from her home studio. Whittier works with The Land Institute through their Ecosphere Studies Program cohort and as a participant in their Silphium Civic Science Community, where research into new perennial and sustainable food and oil seed production is ongoing. Whittier was named a 2020 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly Magazine. She serves as Vice President for and more of her work can be found at and


ADDRESS31 S Main St, Dayton, OH 45402

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibition: Your Silent Face

Works by Samantha Haring and Douglas Whitmer curatied by Jeffrey Cortland Jones 

Opening: April 13th 


Nicholaus Arnold: Galleries Coordinator

Fitz Hall
1529 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409