Visitors watching a printmaking demonstration

About the University Galleries


University Galleries are the University of San Diego’s primary exhibition venues.  They include the Hoehn Family Galleries, the David W. May Gallery, the Fine Art Galleries, and the Humanities Center Gallery. These spaces offer a wide variety of exhibition and educational programs during the academic year for both on- and off-campus audiences. In addition, University Galleries manages two collections, one dedicated to print culture and printmaking, and the other a collection of Native American art and material culture.

Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Galleries and the University Print Collection

The Hoehn Family Galleries are dedicated to the display of prints and the graphic arts. They are located in Founders Hall in Rooms 101 and 151. The Hoehn Print Study Room, located in Founders Hall 102, is the repository for the University’s substantial print collection and print research library.

David W. May American Indian Gallery and Collection

The David W. May Gallery, located in Serra Hall, is the display space for the May Collection, the university’s collection of American Indian art and all related exhibition programming. The May Collection was the generous gift of the family of David W. May, a former USD student, and is available to all students and the campus community for study and research.

Fine Art Galleries and Photography Collection

Located in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Fine Art Galleries are dedicated to the display of photography and to exhibition programming that examines issues related to peace and social justice. The university is also home to a small, but growing, collection of photography focused on these themes.

Humanities Center Gallery

An elegant, small exhibition space nested within the Humanities Center was launched in the fall of 2016. Programming in this space aims to reflect the diverse and innovative practices of the new Center, including (but not limited to) digital humanities, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with the public humanities.