Art Galleries

The Galleries

The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries consist of two adjoined galleries which together showcase about 20 different international, national and regional exhibitions each year. The galleries also host workshops and lectures related to the exhibitions.

McIlroy Gallery

The beautiful and expansive McIlroy Gallery features an 18-foot ceiling constructed with screened windows, allowing in defused natural light. This gallery was a gift from the McIlroy family through the NWF State College Foundation. The family's contribution, when matched by the Florida Academic Imporvement Trust fund, created a $150,000 endowment to underwrite exhibitions, lectures or presentations by guest artists.

Holzhauer Gallery

The second exhibit area is the Holzhauer Gallery, which was named after famed artist Emil Holzhauer, who donated a multimillion dollar permanent collection of his works to NWF State College. When not displaying other works, the Holzhauer Gallery displays parts of this collection, as well as the college's Sublette Collection of New Guinea Sculpture and Masks of the L.R. Davis Flint Glass Collection.