Pauly Friedman and MacDonald Art Galleries

2016 - 2017 Calendar

All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Galleries are closed for all university holidays including Spring and Fall Recess or cancellations due to weather. If traveling from a distance, please call to confirm the gallery will be open (570) 674-6250.


July 8 – August 26

Ani Art Academies

Capturing Realism 2017

Capturing Realism 2017 project by Ani Arts Academy flyer

The Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University and the Ani Art Academies are excited to announce the upcoming academy-wide exhibition, Capturing Realism 2017. The wildly popular biennial event will bring together Ani Art Academies’ artists from multiple countries around the globe. The highly anticipated show will captivate audiences with a breathtaking showcase of artwork from instructors, apprentices, and alumni of the Ani Art Academies.

Capturing Realism 2017 Promo Video

Ani Art Academies is a non-profit organization that provides an intensive multi-year art skills education to aspiring artists around the world. Utilizing the highly successful training system developed by artist Anthony J. Waichulis, the Ani Art Academies Program is designed to promote creative freedom through logic and discipline.

A collaborative project conceived and founded by Tim Reynolds, Ani Art Academies empowers students to create, express, and communicate in new and exciting ways. In the beginning, the students' limits are constrained by skill- in the end they are only bound by their limitless imagination. Sponsored by the luxurious Ani Villas and the Tim Reynolds Foundation, full-tuition scholarships and financial aid are given to every student so that they may concentrate on their education.

Ani Art Academies thus far:

  • Ani Art Academies Waichulis
  • Ani Art Academies Anguilla
  • Ani Art Academy America
  • Ani Art Academies Dominicana
  • Ani Art Academy Thailand

Opening Reception July 8, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm.


September 9–December 9, 2017

Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime

Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections

Bust of Victor Hugo

Auguste Rodin, French, 1840 – 1917, Bust of Victor Hugo, modeled 1883; cast number and date unknown, Bronze, 17 x 10 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Lent by Iris Cantor.

We are eager to announce a new exhibition that will be traveling from the prestigious Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in Los Angeles, CA to the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery this fall. Opening September 9, 2017 is Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime. The selected works featured in Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime demonstrate Rodin’s deep appreciation for the natural form of the human figure. From his first major sculpture, Rodin’s work was marked by realism, which set him apart from the traditional idealized academic art of the 18th and 19th centuries. Rodin captured the expressiveness and authentic emotion of his subjects in part by using roughly textured bronze surfaces to reflect light, giving the effect of movement. His works were both praised and criticized during his lifetime. Today he is credited with transforming sculpture into a modern art form and he remains one of the most influential artists of all time.

This exhibition has been organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

"Experiencing Rodin" in the Lemmond Theatre at 7:00 PM. Lecture by Judith Sobol, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Judith Sobol

Judith Sobol is the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. She will tell the story of the creation of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor's remarkable collection of work by Auguste Rodin, which at one time numbered 750 pieces. She will also explore Rodin's singular achievement in transforming traditional sculpture into modern sculpture, using works in the Pauly Friedman exhibition as some of the examples.

Gallery reception Saturday, September 9 from 5 PM - 7 PM

Auguste Rodin, French 1840 – 1917, Nude Study of Balzac (Type C), modeled about 1892; Musée Rodin cast 12 in 1976, Bronze, 50 x 20 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. Lent by Iris Cantor.

Edward Steichen, American 1879 – 1973, Portrait of Rodin, 1910, Photogravure, 9 3/4 x 6 7/10 inches. Lent by Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

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