Wiegand Gallery

Upcoming Shows

Kasbah, oil painting on linen by Robert Chiarito
Robert Chiarito, Kasbah, oil on linen, 51 x 83″, 2017.

Remains to be Seen: New Work by Robert Chiarito
January 26 –March 3, 2018
Artist’s Reception: February 4, 2018    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 Robert Chiarito is the recipient of the Sister Catharine Julie Cunningham Chair for Visiting Scholars at Notre Dame de Namur University. Mr. Chiarito will give a public lecture on February 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wiegand Gallery. He will also conduct a workshop* on Feb 22 at 2:00 p.m. Please call the gallery if you wish to attend the workshop as seating is limited.

A catalog with 18 reproductions will accompany the exhibition with an essay by the noted art writer Patricia Albers. 



*Collage workshop participants, please bring the following materials from the list below: 

  • Pencil
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors or knife (or tear by hand)
  • 9×12 inch drawing paper or 8 ½ by 11 inch heavy typing paper
  • black and white construction paper
  • 2 or 3 colors of construction paper
  • paper bags, some with logos
  • newspapers for text, photo and advertising images
  • magazines-especially newspaper mags such as NY Times
  • cardboard cartons for beer or ?
  • corrugated cardboard box or parts of same preferably with some text
  • ticket stubs,etc.
  • any other paper ephemera

Mission Statement

The Wiegand Gallery’s mission is to focus attention on the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding artists who are under-recognized and whose body of work calls for greater recognition. The Gallery also curates exhibitions that reveal unusual or rarely seen work of renowned artists to show the public a different side of their creative endeavors. In addition, our program introduces internationally known artists who live outside of California to the Bay Area. The Wiegand Gallery is actively involved in producing exhibitions that broaden our understanding of social, political, and multicultural questions as part of Notre Dame de Namur University’s commitment to social justice. The Gallery produces catalogues to enhance the educational aspects of the exhibition program with essays by important critics, theorist, poets and writers.


The Wiegand Gallery is part of the Madison Art Center, a magnificent stone building that was originally built as carriage house on the site of the country estate of 19th century financier William Chapman Ralston. Built in 1874, the carriage house walls are four feet thick and made of native stone quarried in the area. The upper story, where the Gallery and small theater are located, was harness room, grain section and hay loft. This exhibit space, with its porthole windows and skylights, is an unusually warm, inviting environment in which to experience art. It was named for the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, which provided funding towards the renovation. The Gallery is operated on a non-profit basis and is dependent on grants and donations.



Robert Poplack, Director
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.