North Central College Fine & Performing Arts


The North Central College Galleries is a dedicated undergraduate research program presenting the visual research of diverse student and professional artists, fostering open dialogue, and providing access to visual arts programming that brings together the North Central College campus and surrounding communities. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.



The galleries will follow current campus protocols regarding COVID-19. Please be prepared to follow posted policies regarding mask-wearing and social distancing upon arrival.

Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery

The gallery in the lobby at Meiley-Swallow Hall serves as the primary exhibit space for students in the Art and Design department, showcasing undergraduate research in the visual arts and providing professional development opportunities. Exhibitions are free and open to the public and the campus community during building hours 7AM to 6:45PM Monday-Friday. For current exhibitions, see:

Oesterle Library Gallery

Oesterle Library Gallery hosts juried exhibitions of work by students and emerging contemporary artists, providing opportunities in undergraduate research, professional development, and community engagement. Exhibitions are free and open to the public during building hours. For current exhibitions, see:


Schoenherr Gallery

Schoenherr Gallery at the Wentz Fine Arts Center is North Central College’s professional art gallery, primarily hosting juried exhibitions of professional contemporary artists and works of art on loan. It also serves as the professional exhibition space for the Department of Art and Design’s annual Senior Exhibition. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. For current exhibitions, see: