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Events, students in Payne Gallery


Ackerman Lecture Series

Portrait of Rudy Ackerman

The Ackerman Lecture Series sponsors arts-related guest speakers.

The Ackerman Lecture Series was begun by Dr. Rudy S. Ackerman (pictured), chair of the art department for 37 years (1963-2002). Upon his retirement, Dr. Ackerman and his wife Rose, a Moravian graduate in Arts Administration, created the Ackerman Lecture Series and attended many of the lectures. Dr. Ackerman, also long-time Executive Director of The Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA, passed away in May 2015 at the age of 82. Everyone who knew him remembers his sense of humor, his passion for the arts, and his dedication to his students.

2019 Jason Lazarus, photographer
2018 Derek Fordjour, painter 
2018 Armando Veve, artist and illustrator
2017 Seymour Chwast, graphic designer and illustrator
2016 Kurt Kauper, artist
2015 Angela Fraleigh, artist
2015 Danielle Tegeder, artist
2014 Jon Latiano, Moravian Class of 2006, installation artist *
2013 Heather Johnson, painter and cloth artist
2013 Nadia Hironaka, video artist
2012 Ellen Altfest, painter
2011 Mirko Ilic, graphic designer and illustrator
2010 Lori Nix, diorama photographer
2010 Chris Doyle, multi-media artist
2009 Graeme Sullivan, art educator
2009 Christopher Russell, sculptor/ceramist
2008 Claire Barliant, art critic and writer
2008 David Graham, photographer
2007 Paul Galloway, painter
(Currently the Study Center Supervisor, Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art)
2006 Scott Calhoun, artist
2006 Thomas Mann, designer, sculptor, and metalsmith
2005 Jeff Gernsheimer, Moravian Class of 1968, graphic designer


HUB H. Paty Eiffe Gallery

Student Jillian McLuhan with her work in the HUB H. Paty Eiffe Gallery

The Haupert Union Building (HUB) H. Paty Eiffe Gallery is an exhibition space within the student union building on main campus. This venue on campus is the host of multiple exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the work of Moravian faculty, students, alumni, and artists within the community.

Students have the chance to exhibit their work in the HUB H. Paty Eiffe Gallery during the annual HUB Student Art Show and annual Celebrating Moravian Women Exhibition.

Payne Gallery

Payne Gallery is Moravian University’s most prestigious visual arts venue. Each year, Payne Gallery offers exhibits in a wide variety of art media and styles. Shows include national and international traveling exhibitions; shows arranged by guest curators, including Moravian University art faculty; shows in support of Moravian events, such as InFocus; and shows arranged in-house by the Payne Gallery staff. Works from Moravian University’s extensive permanent collection are also shown. Many exhibitions include talks by artists and curators.

Each April and May, the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases work by Moravian’s graduating senior art majors. During even-numbered years, the biennial Faculty Exhibition features work by Moravian’s art faculty members. Both exhibitions feature talks by the participating artists.

Moravian University students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join members of the area visual arts community at Payne Gallery’s exhibitions and receptions.

Moravian faculty and students at Brianne Schoolcraft's Space 105 exhibition

Space 105

Space 105 is a gallery on campus dedicated solely to student exhibitions. Students in Art Club organize their own exhibitions for this space.

Senior studio art majors exhibit in Space 105 as part of their Senior Projects curriculum.


Once a semester, students taking an art course travel to New York City or Philadelphia to visit museums and galleries. Museum visits have included seeing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney, and The Guggenheim.

Professor Kristin Baxter with first year seminar students at MoMA

An alternate day trip is also planned for each semester. Past trips have included visiting The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), The Barnes Foundation, Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Art Museum, Storm King Art Center, and The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Art Club takes special trips to the museums and galleries locally and throughout the region, including one overnight trip each year.

For information about current semester trips, visit our Facebook page or email

Egg tempera workshop in Payne Gallery with Mavis Smith


Art Club organizes workshops throughout the year. Workshops have included glassblowing, photographing artwork, canvas stretching, and mat cutting. Payne Gallery also plans workshops to accompany some exhibitions. For example, pictured here is an egg tempera workshop in Payne Gallery with artist Mavis Smith.


For information about art events:

Visit our Facebook page

See our Art Club Instagram page @mocoartclub

or email