Thursday, October 15, 2009

SaveMyGallery to the Rescue

Save My Gallery (SMG) is a group of dedicated Loyola art students who are looking to save their gallery.

The Edward Crown Gallery is home to many exhibitions including the highly publicized Senior Exhibition. The Senior Exhibition gives every senior art major a chance to showcase their artwork to the university and the community.

The Crown Gallery has been taken away from the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

The administration’s original plan was to provide a brand new state-of-the-art gallery space in Mundelein. Instead, the Crown Gallery will be used to hold administrative meetings.

SMG’s goal is to get the word out on this issue to everyone on campus and get our voices heard in an attempt to provide and preserve creativity and diversity on campus.

Here are some statements from an art student:

“RAISE HELL. That’s exactly what I plan on doing. I’d assume a university of about 15,000 undergrad and grad students wouldn’t just out a few hundred kids. I’m dishing out $125,000 (and let’s be real here, this is generous, I’m positive it’s WAY more) and I’ll CONTINUE to pay for many years” – Katie Murray

SMG suggests:

1.) Write to an administrator. State the problem and open up the issue for discussion through this blog, our twitter account, or our facebook fanpage.

2.) Spread the word. Use your creativity to communicate the problem.

Get involved. Join other students in a common goal: to get Loyola to provide ­a gallery to showcase student art. Most, if not all, universities with thriving art programs have galleries exhibiting student art.

-- Written by Mike Ortiz


  1. General Discussion: Voice your own opinion about the demise of the Crown Gallery.

  2. if you would like to help, please email us at