Mountain View College has a state of the art gallery and a permanent art collection of nearly three hundred works of art initiated by local art philanthropist Margaret McDermott, who donated several world-renowned art works upon the inauguration of the MVC art program.
Cliff Gallery serves as an exhibition space for regional and national professional artists and functions as a dynamic educational resource for the students of Mountain View College. The gallery is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that reflect the scope and diversity of visual art. We aim to be a vital component of the academic and cultural life of Mountain View College. Fundamental in this endeavor is to engage broad and diverse audiences, create a sense of community, and provide a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion of art and the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.
The MVC collection of original works of art, supports our goals to be engaged with students, faculty, staff, alumnae, prospective students, peer institutions, and the public. This commitment involves supporting and showcasing student, alumnae, faculty, and professional artists work as well as encouraging instructors from all departments to utilize the works of art as educational tools of instruction. Through course curriculum, art exhibitions and permanent collection, Mountain View College sees the importance in fostering an appreciation for the richness and diversity of art
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