The Reynolds Gallery is one of the university’s important public faces. Our premier exhibition space, located in the Jeannette Powell Art Center, welcomes visitors from the university, region and beyond. The Reynolds is a key member of Central Valley art community and joins the Haggin Museum, Stockton Art League, DH Horton Gallery and the Grand Galleries in Tracy in promoting the value of the arts.

Mission and Vision

The Reynolds Gallery encourages the exchange of artistic and cultural ideas by providing a forum for Pacific students and the larger region to explore traditional and contemporary art and design. Visitors are enabled to develop perceptual skills, visual literacy, knowledge of diverse media, and an understanding of the historical and cultural context of the visual arts by direct engagement with visual culture. 

The gallery supports professional development with two annual exhibitions of student artwork. It hosts artists and scholars in a series of shows, tours, activities, lectures, and workshops linking students to curricular programs across the university. It also provides professional development undergraduate research and internships. 

powell art: personal marks

powell art: personal marks turns the scholarly and personal lenses of four Powell Scholars on art from the Robert and Jeannette Powell collection. The exhibition features seven pieces from the Powell’s gift to the University in conversation with interpretive projects created by the scholar curators.

reynolds collection artists through the lens of powell scholars
Dynamic 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; participated in Pacific's Latino Heritage month, featuring "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964" a bilingual exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The gallery was also a part of the 2008-2009 Filipino Festival with "Singgalot: The Ties that Bind." 

History of the Gallery

The Reynolds Gallery, named for longtime professor of art and chair of the department Richard Reynolds, found its current home when the Jeannette Powell Art Center was dedicated in 2000. The JPAC is current home to AMPD – the Department, Media, Performance and Design. AMPD unites Media X the University’s program dedicated to the intersection of arts and technology with the Department of Art & Graphic Design.

The Reynolds hosts exhibitions, installations, performances, and workshops featuring a wide range of media and theoretical perspectives. In recent years these have included Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Tressa Jones, Gregory Kondos, Richard Yip, Carolyn Lord & Peggi Kroll-Roberts, James Bailey, Ning Hou, Ann Schnake, John & Leah Harper, Ron Pecchenino, Dennis DeHart, and Jillian Sosko. The gallery serves as important regional venue, featuring borrowed exhibits  ‘Bittersweet Harvest’ about the Bracero Program from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and collaborating with university partners like the Jacoby Center for ‘Singgalot: The Ties that Bind.’