Art Galleries

MEINECKE GALLERY – 1st floor

The Meinecke gallery was created in honor of Father Meinecke, the Priest who saved this historic building in 1964 and devoted it entirely to the Art Community. The Meinecke Gallery is a beautifully situated room with tall, long windows that continually provide natural southern and western light throughout the day.

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Artwork by Rachel Van Pelt

POST GALLERY – 1st floor

The Post Gallery is a beautiful, intimate gallery space with lovely northern and eastern light.  Dedicated to George Post, an amazing artist and instructor who held many classes here, it is a great space for large 2D and 3D works.

Artwork by Carol Brown

VAN BOKKELEN GALLERY – 1st floor

The Van Bokkelen Gallery, named after General Van Bokkelen, original owner of this land, is a very large space, at the ground entrance of the building. It encompasses the corridor from one end of the building to the other. North – South facing, this gallery is a traditional historic hall space with 13 large areas for exhibition.

A long North-South gallery space with large and small spaces to hang with a traditional picture rail system…as found in buildings of this era. This gallery can accommodate very large 2D works.

ARTISAN GALLERY – 2nd floor

Established in 2016, this gallery is located just inside our front doors, is dedicated strictly to makers.  This assemblage of makers and artisans offer an eclectic combination of art, often more portable and functional.  Celebrate the craftsmanship and creativity of collections in this intimate space with antique furniture and art.

MANOGUE GALLERY – 2nd floor

Located on the main level of the art center, just past the Artisan Gallery and Office, is the home of the permanent historical exhibition which opened in 2019.  Begin General Van Bokkelen’s history with land and pleasure garden, to St. Marie Louise Hospital era, onward to Storey County Hospital operations, the dormant time, and the emergence in 1964 of the arts center.  This eclectic exhibition shares the history as never seen before on the Comstock.

ART NEVADA GALLERY – 3rd floor
This gallery was founded by Mimi Patrick, former President of the Board and wonderful ceramicist, (although she prefers to be called a “potter.”).  A long hallway gallery adjacent to the art studio and balcony, with northern light, this space holds warmth and accommodates large 2D pieces and 3D works.

Artwork by Monika Piper Johnson

LOUISE CURRAN GALLERIES & LOUNGE
Dedicated to the visionary woman who came up with the original idea to turn this property into an art center, this gallery occupies a portion of the top floor of the building. It has a dual purpose: a lounge area for guests and a gallery for art, including provocative works which may be restricted to adults or children with adults/guardians. These galleries are full of character with rough original wood floor, slanted ceilings, ladder to the roof and a large window with a fire escape.

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