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The John C. Hutcheson Art Gallery is located in the east wing of Lipscomb University’s Beaman Library. The state-of-the-art gallery, which has been redesigned and moved from its previous location on campus, 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.”
The gallery was founded in 1986 in memory of John Hutcheson, Lipscomb University professor and art department chair from 1958 to 1986. The Hutcheson Gallery was originally located in the art department in the lower level of Sewell Hall. In 2010, the gallery was relocated, along with the art department, to a newly built James D. Hughes Center. The gallery is now in a strategically designed space in a premier location on campus.