Clough-Hanson Gallery

A white walled gallery.

The Clough-Hanson Gallery, located in Clough Hall, brings to campus four exhibitions of contemporary art from September through March. In April and early May, the gallery hosts two student exhibitions: the Juried Student Exhibit and the Senior Thesis Exhibit. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Please contact the gallery director, Joel Parsons, at or (901) 843-3442 if you should have any questions.

2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Curation in Context: The students of Art 260: Curation in Context worked remotely with Memphis-based artists to think about what art can do during quarantine. The result is a group of virtual exhibitions that help us see the landscape, the home, personal relationships, and our own bodies with the clarity and insight that only art and artists can offer.

Visit Past Clough-Hanson Exhibitions

The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching

In 1953, Etta Hanson gave to the college an important collection of Asian woodcut prints, porcelains, fabrics, and other objects that she and her sister had collected. Named in honor of Jessie L. Clough, the collection forms the basis of the college′s art collection. Selected objects from the collection are periodically displayed in the Clough-Hanson Gallery and are used for teaching.