Outside the box, beyond the frame
Always expect the unexpected at the Gund Gallery. Contemporary art provokes, startles, disturbs, and delights—and you’ll find all of the above in the exhibitions hosted here. The Gund, which opened in 2011, is officially Kenyon’s art gallery and museum, but it really functions as a genre-bending, multidisciplinary, no-holds-barred cultural hub, focusing on the visual arts but also offering films, readings, lectures, and musical performances. Student associates work with the professional staff to write exhibit text and give gallery tours. Kenyon’s Art History Department is based in the Gund, which includes several classrooms as well as an auditorium. The building’s signature space, though, is a large, flexible gallery area with high ceilings topped by skylights. A good place for the imagination to soar.
Gund Gallery factoid: Every spring the senior art majors exhibit work they’ve spent the year producing. The show is always a highlight of the year.