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.

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. 

New Exhibition

In 2019, researchers investigated gender and ethnic diversity in the collections of 18 major US museums including two university museums. They discovered that regardless of size or collecting mission around 87% of their collection was made up of art created by white men. The remaining 13% is composed of art made by women and artists of color. The University of the Pacific’s own permanent art collection yields the same number. This student curated exhibition is a selection from Pacific’s own 13%.

This exhibition is on view Thursday, November 10, through December 9, 2022.

September 2022 Exhibition
Pray and Be Thankful 4 Everything

Artist K Pontuti (they/them) is premiering a multimedia body of work in the show Pray and Be Thankful 4 Everything, opening September 6, 2022, in Reynold’s Gallery, on University of Pacific’s, Stockton campus. The exhibition is on view until October 21. The gallery is free and open to the public, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm.

The show explores gender identity, bodily autonomy, and Trans rights through works spanning three decades, including sketches, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and murals. The work uses absurdist humor to present difficult ideas and experiences surrounding Pontuti’s own recent transition and the general state of gender/sexuality discourse.

Pray and Be Thankful 4 Everything
visual voices
Visual Voices: Senior Class Exhibition

“We have a lot to say, and you’re gonna see it!”

Pacific Graphic Design and Studio Art seniors and juniors will retake the Reynolds Gallery after two years of virtual senior exhibitions. Their show Visual Voices opened on April 12 and was on view until May 13, 2022.

In the visually powerful exhibition, students exercised their artistic voices to communicate with the audience. This class spent more than a year learning remotely, carving out the space necessary for sustained concentration in shared rooms and on kitchen tables. Since their return to campus, they built on those experiences, creating work of depth and polish that loudly proclaimed their presence back on campus.

February 2022 Exhibition
Hanford Reach

Artist Glenna Cole Allee's multi-media exhibition "maps" Hanford, the Manhattan Project site in eastern Washington State that contains a decommissioned nuclear reactor reimagined as a museum. The vast terrain for which the exhibition is named was reopened as a wildlife refuge and national monument in 2000.

Hanford Reach
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.’