Current Exhibition

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Somos by multimedia artist Edgar Reyes, on view in the University Art Gallery through October 15.


In Somos, the personal and specific become communal. Images of loved ones, of remembered places, are filtered, layered and abstracted. Printed on chiffon or canvas, the images float in the air or drape the wall. Places and people from the past are honored, held on to, and shared. In other pieces, vividly colored abstractions repeat motifs drawn from traditional Mesoamerican and Mexican artwork, or present new patterns representative of a common experience. Images of plants, native and non-native, cultivated in a family garden or at large agricultural scale, weave through the exhibition, emblematic of displacement and exploitation, but also of home and resilience.


Please join us!

Edgar Reyes will present his work to the Sewanee community in conversation with Assistant Professor of Spanish Lucía García-Santana on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium. 

Experience the exhibition from afar!    The UAG is pleased to offer a video tour of Somos for those unable to visit in person. Enjoy!


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About the UAG

The University Art Gallery fulfills an essential role on campus. Devoted to exhibitions of contemporary art, the UAG fosters innovation and creativity, and experiential and visual learning. UAG exhibitions encourage conversation beyond the classroom, between all the members of our community, and a welcoming and diverse campus community.

Academic Engagement

Working together, faculty members and the Director and Curator of Academic Engagement build productive ways for UAG exhibitions and events to support courses across the curriculum. Students contribute to exhibitions and programming, they visit exhibitions to consider course themes and questions, they have conversations with visiting artists, they use artists’ methodologies and work as inspiration for class assignments, they put their foreign language skills to work in a community setting outside the classroom. Use the button below to contact Shelley MacLaren, Director and Curator of Academic Engagement, to discuss possibilities for your classes.

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Art / Music / Dance

Committed to modeling the interdisciplinary work and collaboration essential to a Liberal Arts education, the arts at Sewanee work to bring together art, music, and dance, and to give our students opportunities to experiment, perform, and reach new audiences, whether by means of a campus-wide Gallery Walk, by means of filmed performances shared with remote audiences, or by means of pop-up collaborative events across campus. Be ready to be delighted and inspired! 

Past Exhibitions

The University Art Gallery was honored to present Allegiance, a quiet and intimate exhibition of complex and beautiful woven textiles by Los Angeles-based artist Diedrick Brackens, on view from Oct. 25 through Dec. 13, 2019.

In Allegiance, Brackens plays with our expectations and associations, turning symbols, lyrics, and materials to new purposes. He refashions American and Confederate flags, he quotes and recasts the lyrics to the minstrel song Dixie and to the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy, he makes the language of advertising both sentimental and subversive, and he - an African American whose antecedents picked cotton in Texas - self-consciously transforms that fraught material into beautiful textiles.