John C. Hutcheson Gallery
The John C. Hutcheson Art Gallery is located in the east wing of Lipscomb University’s Beaman Library. The state-of-the-art gallery was founded in 1986 in memory of John Hutcheson, Lipscomb University professor and art department chair from 1958 to 1986. It is a vital part of the student experience and is an important investment in the visual arts program at our liberal arts institution.
“Great liberal arts universities have strong arts programs,” said Mike Fernandez, dean of Lipscomb’s George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts. “Art is a vital part of a university’s ecosystem. The investment in this beautiful gallery speaks to the administration’s commitment to and vision for the future of the arts at Lipscomb. Having the gallery located in its new home in the library — in the heart of the learning hub on campus — makes a strong statement about the value it has in our community.”
Our curated exhibitions feature an array of artworks spanning different genres, styles, and mediums, sourced from both established and emerging artists from around Nashville and the country. In addition to our scheduled exhibitions, we host regular art events and lectures that aim to ignite conversation and nurture a sense of community among our students. Whether it's an artist's panel discussion, opening receptions, or fashion gala, our events provide opportunities to engage with artists, alumni and fellow students.