Painting Exhibitions

Painting Exhibitions

Painting Exhibitions

Exhibitions and visiting artist lectures and critiques augment painting students' studio experience by providing opportunities to further engage contemporary practices and directions in painting. View current, recents and upcoming exhibitions below.

Exhibitions are held in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery which is located in the Art History Building of the Haggerty Arts Village on the University of Dallas campus (1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062) at the corner of Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle.

Gallery Hours (During School Year):
Mon. through Fri.: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Summer Hours:
May 5 – August 31: Weekends Only, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Holiday Weekends


Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920

May 5 – October 15, 2024

The Mexican American Museum of Texas in Collaboration with the Latin American Studies program at the University of Dallas to Bring the exhibit: Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920 to North Texas. 

Life and Death on the Border 1910-1920 was produced by the Bullock Texas State History Museum in partnership with the Refusing to Forget Project, an award-winning educational nonprofit on racial violence on the Mexico-Texas Border. The exhibit will open on May 5, 2024, and will be on display through October 15, 2024, at the University of Dallas, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery. 

As described by TMAMT Board member, Ruben Arellano, PhD, in his Introduction to the exhibit, The Life and Death on the Border exhibit focuses on the decade between 1910 and 1920, a time of great violence and upheaval along the Texas-Mexico border. It examines the causes and effects of state-sanctioned racial violence against ethnic Mexicans and explores the actions that Mexican Americans took to advance the cause of justice and civil rights.


STRONGMAN: Rocky Horton and Thomas Sturgill

March 22 - Apr 25, 2024
Opening Reception: March 22, 2024, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery proudly presents: STRONGMAN: Rocky Horton and Thomas Sturgill. This exhibition explores themes of Southern masculinity, humor, and mortality. Each artist has long created works circulating this topic. As natives of small southern towns, masculine identity championed sports, cars, and bravado. The works in this exhibit humorously play with this criteria and offer vulnerability as an antidote.

Horton’s work explores his mortality, identity, and place in history. Each work presented is a kind of self-portrait and thus a contemplation of silliness, seriousness, identity, and ultimately, demise. Sturgill’s work centers on hubris, collecting, success, and humor. The work is based on the simple feat of strength, each piece explores what it means to succeed…what it means to attain. 



Architecture of Layers: Yifat Gat and Lizzie Scott

February 2 - March 6, 2024 

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery in collaboration with GUT Gallery proudly presents: Architecture of Layers: Yifat Gat and Lizzie Scott. These two artists use abstract processes as a means of accessing a deep, unspeakable experience of presence and connection.

Yifat Gat’s series of black and white paintings is based on hand made geometry that is playfully informed by structures, the heart, and feminine intuition and aims to achieve moments of connection to the personal, sacred, and universal. 

Lizzie Scott’s painted textile constructions focus on color, flexible surfaces, and disorienting experiences of space. She combines visible sewing, recognizable materials, and colliding fields of color to create accessible experiences that can’t be described with words or iconography. They are what they are – odd, ebullient, unclassifiable. 

Rocky Horton and Thomas Sturgill Exhibit

March 22 - April 25, 2024
Art History Building, Haggerty Gallery
(Opening Reception: March 22, 2024, 5:30pm - 7:30pm)