About the Reynolds GalleryDynamic and Diverse Exhibitions
The Reynolds Gallery strives to exhibit art from a wide range of media and theoretical perspectives, created by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. In recent years we have hosted a show of Japanese prints in partnership with the Conservatory of Music; we also participated in Pacific's 2008-2009 Filipino Festival with "Singgalot: The Ties that Bind." For this show, the Gallery partnered with the Office of International Programs, the Jacoby Center, Farmers Insurance, and local Filipino-owed businesses to bring an important exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution to Pacific. Nearly 100 images and historical documents in this exhibition vividly portrayed the social history and the development of the Filipino community in the United States. Visual Arts' 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Prof. Don Amorsolo of St Scholastica's College in Manila, was also an active participant in the festivities. A new community audience was introduced to the Gallery, and to Pacific, as a result of this show.
The Reynolds Gallery is an important venue for the exhibition of contemporary art in Northern California. We have welcomed international stars such as Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and nationally recognized masters including Gregory Kondos and Ning Hou. In Spring 2009, the Reynolds Gallery was invited to plan and implement the visual arts component of "Ansel Adams: America." The Reynolds Gallery's juried show featured eleven original masterworks by famed American photographer Adams, which were generously loaned to us by his granddaughter, Ms. Alison Jaques. Ten contemporary photographers with national and international reputations showed alongside the master. The show examined the relevance of the American landscape tradition for contemporary art.
The Reynolds Gallery serves as one of the university's important public faces. Our shows are well attended by elementary school groups, college groups, and senior citizens' groups. We are a key member of the Central Valley arts community; we have partnered on exhibitions with the Haggin Museum in Stockton and the Grand Galleries in Tracy, and we receive hundreds of visitors from the Central Valley and Bay area every year.