WRIGHT ART CENTER
WELCOME TO THE WRIGHT ART CENTER GALLERY
In 1969, the former Roberts Library was renovated and became the Fielding L. Wright Art Center with the spacious gallery created out of the old reading room of the library. The Art Center and Gallery was dedicated to the former Mississippi Governor Wright, known in the 1940's as a "Friend of Education.
Wright Art Center Gallery organizes and presents contemporary art by regional, national, and international artists. Exhibitions in the gallery reflects artistic developments in traditional media–drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, craft media, photography, applied arts–and seeks to present newer genres such as digital imagery and multimedia. Educational programs, particularly lectures and gallery talks, provide viewers the opportunity to expand their awareness, promote understanding, and develop an appreciation for the visual arts.
Wright Art Center Gallery exists for the education and enrichment of cultural life at Delta State and philosophical viewpoints expressed through a variety of artistic formats.
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Each exhibition at Wright Art Center Gallery is planned and presented for you. You are encouraged to think of the gallery as a living lab for encountering the works of artists not normally available to you. Please use it as a visual resource where you will see a range of artistic expressions in diverse styles, media, and themes throughout the academic year. Studio art majors will find art which can serve as a catalyst for their own exploration of issues and content, materials and working methods. Students enrolled in art history and art appreciation courses acquire direct contact with art objects and gives them a forum for critical thinking and writing exercises in relation to the art. For non-art majors, exhibitions in the gallery may provide an exciting initial encounter with the visual arts. The goal of each exhibition is to feature work that broadens your perception of art and expands the dialogue you seek in your academic studies.
The gallery is open during academic sessions:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends, holidays, and interims.
Admission to the gallery is free.
662.846.4720 for further information or to schedule a group tour of the gallery.