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. 

New 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
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Senior Class of 2020 Exhibition
Vision 20-20

The Studio Art and Graphic Design “quarantine” class of 2020 at the University of the Pacific presents Vision 2020, a virtual exhibition of their art and design work in the Reynolds Art Gallery opening on October 29 at 6 pm via Zoom. The exhibition is comprised of graphic designs, photographs, and paintings viewable on the Art Steps online platform. 

Museum Studies Online Exhibition
Gone Viral

On February 25th museum studies students decided to create a coronavirus themed pop-up exhibition for their mid-semester project. Within two weeks our world was upended with campus closure and a move to distance learning for the end of the term. What began as an in-person collaboration designed for a campus gallery about a timely topic shifted, as students moved from bystanders to active participants in this global crisis. The focus of the show evolved to reflect their experiences, fears, stress, coping mechanisms, and hope for the future.

The exhibition was featured on Goodday Sacramento and in Sierra Lodestar magazine.

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Faculty Exhibition
Going2Ground

going2ground suggests both concealment and re-discovery of the stabilizing touchpoints necessary to make art. During lockdown many Pacific artists lost access to studio space and the in-person relationships that foster vibrant artistic practice. Despite the pressure of switching to remote teaching and the isolation of quarantine, new forms of creativity emerged. Some artists entered periods of resolve as projects grew and blossomed with the benefit of focused attention. For others, quarantine opened avenues of exploration from which essential truths and acts of care and radical imagination emerged.

This virtual exhibition features work created by faculty and emerita in AMPD – home to Media X and the Art & Graphic Design program including Brett DeBoer, Cathie McClellan, Deanna Hunt, Jennifer Little, Jill Vasileff, Kevin Pontuti, Lisa Cooperman, Lucinda Kasser, Macelle Mahala, Marie Lee, Michael Leonard.

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.’