Welcome

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. Due to COVID 19 restrictions the gallery is currently closed to in-person visits. Please enjoy our current exhibitions in virtual reality.

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. 

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New Exhibition
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 opens on April 12 and will be on view until May 13, 2022.

In the visually powerful exhibition, students exercise 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 this year they’ve built on those experiences, creating work of depth and polish, that loudly proclaims 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
Anna Korolovszky "#youtoo"
November 2021
Women's Rights are Human Rights

Originally curated by Elizabeth Resnick, design educator and professor Emerita at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the show was presented to the Pacific community virtually in November 2020. Resnick was inspired by Hillary Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on women in Beijing in 1995. In her remarks Clinton said, “If the term ‘women’s rights’ were to be interchangeable with the term ‘human rights,’ the world community would be a better place.”

(Image credit: Anna Korolovszky "#youtoo")

January 2021 Exhibition
Dreaming of Equ>lity

On January 14, 2021 at 6pm PT, the Reynolds Gallery is pleased to host the opening of a juried virtual exhibition, “Dreaming of Equ>lity.” University of the Pacific student curators selected work from an open call addressing social and political discourses stimulated by the global crises of 2020. Thirty-one artists at all stages of their careers from across the US contributed work focused on their hopes for an end to the collective traumas of injustice, racism, discrimination, and climate destruction. 

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(Image courtesty of: Firoz Mahmud, photograph, part of ‘Soaked Dream’ project. Courtesy Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation)

Firoz Mahmud, photograph, part of ‘Soaked Dream’ project. Courtesy Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation
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.’