Suraci Gallery

Suraci Gallery

Exhibitions in the Suraci Gallery showcase regional and national artists; support art faculty work and scholarship; provide degree research and documentation opportunities for current and alumni art students; and foster community outreach projects and interests.

The Suraci Gallery also houses Marywood's permanent collection of fine and decorative art. The Asian Collection consists of ceramics, furniture, netsukes, inro, ivories, and prints. Bronze and marble sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, and French ivories comprise the 19th Century Collection. Religious icons, furniture, and 20th century works round out the Suraci Collection.

The Suraci Gallery is located on the second floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts.

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

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P.W. Costello: From Breaker Boy to Master Engrosser

September 10 – December 3, 2022 | Opening Reception: September 10, 3-5 p.m.
Gallery Talk: October 3, 1 p.m.
P. W. Costello was a designer, engrosser, illuminator and illustrator. As a breaker boy, he sketched drawings on slabs of slate that he found near the mine. At home, during that same time, he diligently practiced his penmanship. With formal art training out of reach, he relied on his own motivation and creativity to develop foundational skills in design, lettering and illustration. For forty-five years, he worked from a studio in downtown Scranton engrossing elaborately-lettered and decorated documents for U.S. presidents, foreign heads of state, and Scranton's leaders in industry, manufacturing, business, politics, education, religion and sports. In 2016, the City of Scranton celebrated its Sesquicentennial (1866-2016) by naming 150 people, including, P.W. Costello, "who made Scranton great."

Suraci Permanent Collection

Rear Suraci Gallery, Second Floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts

The Suraci Gallery houses Marywood University's permanent collection of fine and decorative art. The Asian Collection consists of ceramics, furniture, netsukes, inro, ivories, and prints. Bronze and marble sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass, and French ivories comprise the 19th Century Collection. Religious icons, furniture, and 20th century works round out the Suraci Collection.

Marywood's Suraci Collection provides a varied and rich resource for student research and study, as well as enriching and expanding upon the general public's experience and appreciation of the arts within our region.

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