Welcome to the University Galleries at Saint Joseph's University

Through the promotion of the visual arts, the University Galleries educate and serve the University's students, faculty and staff, as well as the diverse communities of the surrounding tri-state area. The Merion Hall Gallery hosts seven shows yearly. The first six feature professional artists, who are mostly but not exclusively from the area. (Proposals are accepted, please see below.) The seventh is the Senior Arts Thesis Exhibition that highlights the year-long projects of the Senior Art Majors. The Boland Hall gallery selects an alumnus to exhibit at the beginning of each school year. The remainder of the year focuses on student work. We also feature the work of our summer scholar students frequently throughout the year.


New Frances M. Maguire Museum coming Spring 2023!
Help us fund educational art and art history programming for students in our neighboring communities and to acquire works of art to diversify our collection.

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The scheduling of new exhibits is currently on hold while we navigate new safety measures.  However, you may still submit proposals for possible future exhibitions. Thank you for your understanding.

About The Galleries


The University Galleries are free and open to the public.

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Merion Hall is open on Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Masks are required indoors
We have limited hours during all University semester breaks. Please email jbracy@sju.edu for specific hours during breaks or appointments.

The Merion Hall Gallery is located off of N. Latches Lane which is in the Lower Merion Twp. section of the University campus. Merion Hall Gallery hosts six professional artist exhibits per year in addition to the senior art majors' thesis exhibition.

The Boland Hall Gallery is located on Lapsley Lane just off of City Avenue also in the Lower Merion Twp section of the University campus. We kick off the school year with an exhibit featuring an alumnus. Following that show, the Boland Gallery rotates on a monthly basis with student work.


Jeanne Bracy, Gallery Curator
jbracy@sju.edu or call 610-660-1845/1840


Saint Joseph's University
University Gallery, Boland Hall
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395