Journey beyond the expected

Illustration of blue and white pattern like ocean waves
Detail of Melanie Clemmons’ Likes Charge exhibition. Photo courtesy of Ariel Rene Jackson.

Our Art Gallery brings local, regional and national exhibitions to the campus, providing students and classes with an important research and learning tool. The gallery provides exposure to diverse works of art and ranges of artistic expression representing a variety of art forms, styles, periods, purposes, and locales. The gallery works in conjunction with art and other academic programs to show how art functions in a cultural context, whether contemporary or historical. Many student shows are also scheduled throughout the year, including the Senior Art Majors Exhibition and the Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

About the space

The Art Gallery has approximately 130 lineal feet of display area, and is divided into a central gallery and two smaller adjacent wings. Clerestory windows located approximately 30 feet above the central gallery allow natural light to flood the gallery. Alternately, specially fitted blinds can block the natural light if a more controlled environment is desired.

Gallery Management

The Gallery Management course is an upper division course offered through the Department of Art & Design. This internship, in association with the Art Gallery, allows students to experience all aspects of gallery work, from developing publicity to designing and installing the exhibitions.

Contact Information

Art Gallery
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Main Office: 970-247-7167
Gallery Director: Melissa Sclafani,

Gallery Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Art Gallery is open Wednesdays from 10 – 4 and by appointment.

Make an appointment

The Art Gallery and everyone at Fort Lewis College considers the health and safety of the community to be our highest priority. Please stay home if you are feeling ill. The current capacity in the gallery is 6 people. Please come prepared with a face mask and an open mind to take in the captivating creativity cultivated here on campus.