Marywood University Art Galleries and The Maslow Collection

Located in the Shields Center for Visual Arts

The Marywood University Art Galleries (Mahady Gallery, Suraci Gallery, and The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art) provide the University and region with noteworthy visual arts events. All of the galleries are located on the first and second floors of the Shields Center for Visual Arts. Exhibitions, receptions, and accompanying events are free of charge and open to the Marywood community and public. Current, future and past exhibitions, over 50 objects from the permanent collection, and The Maslow Collection can be viewed on the Art Galleries’ web page at The Maslow Collection and gallery can also be accessed directly at


The Mahady Gallery (1st floor) is a premier setting for the display of contemporary artwork. Throughout the year, the gallery offers a varied program of group and solo shows by visiting artists, juried regional competitions, Marywood art faculty, undergraduate and graduate art student shows, and curated national exhibitions. Presenting the work of both emerging and established artists, the wide-ranging exhibitions explore different media, stylistic approaches, issues, themes, and techniques. Featured exhibitions are often accompanied by illustrated presentations or gallery talks.

The Suraci Gallery (2nd floor) contains two distinct exhibition areas. The front gallery features exhibitions showcasing regional, national, and international artists and recent work by art faculty, which are highlighted throughout the year. The rear gallery maintains Marywood’s Permanent Collection of fine and decorative arts. The Asian Collection consists of paintings, furniture, ivories, tapestries, and ceramics. Bronze and marble sculptures, furniture, and paintings comprise the 19th Century Collection. European ceramics, religious works of art, glass, and 20th century works on paper and sculpture round out the University’s Collection.

The Maslow Collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of contemporary art in Northeastern Pennsylvania, with over 500 works by 150 artists, on long–term loan to Marywood University. The largest part of the Collection is devoted to paintings by newly established or emerging artists working (or exhibiting) in New York during the late 1970s through the early 1990s such as David Reed, Terry Winters, Nicholas Africano, Robert Cumming, James Biederman, Jack Goldstein, Melissa Meyer, Gary Lang, Anthony Sorce, Edward Henderson, and Katherine Porter, among others. The Collection also includes major prints by Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Robert Longo, Chuck Close, Sherrie Levine, Edward Ruscha, Jane Hammond, Peter Halley, Sol LeWitt, and Andy Warhol, among others; and important photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Barbara Kasten, Lee Friedlander, Sandy Skoglund, Mark Cohen, and Robert Cumming.

The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art (1st floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts) provides a space in which works from The Maslow Collection are presented in regularly changing exhibitions that directly address the interests and requests of the faculty and students. In addition, this gallery also enables students in the Arts Administration program to gain hands-on experience in working with The Maslow Collection to curate their own exhibitions. The Maslow Collection Library provides students with the opportunity to engage in extended research on the artists in the Collection, as well as enhance their studies in art history and studio concentrations. is the portal to information on the Collection’s artists including current exhibitions and biographical information; links to publications, museums, galleries, organizations, and search engines; and The Maslow Collection Library and Curatorial Research Library.

Hours of Operation: All three galleries are available during exhibitions on weekday, evening, and weekend hours throughout the fall and spring semesters – Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Summer exhibitions have abbreviated hours and the galleries are closed on posted school holidays and breaks. All gallery events may be subject to change.

Contact information for the Mahady and Suraci Galleries: and 570-348-6211 ext. 2428.

Contact information for The Maslow Collection/Study Gallery for Contemporary Art: and 570-348-6211x2520.