W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery

About the Gallery

The W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery was built by the John L. and Helen Kellogg Foundation with support from W. Keith and Janet “Jean” Kellogg in 1988.  This gift was in the spirit of W. Keith’s grandfather, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, who donated his land to the State of California for use by Cal Poly in 1949.

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The Gates by Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007).

The Kellogg University Art Gallery is located in Building 35A on the North end of the Bronco Student Center and is part of the College of Environmental Design, which houses the departments of Art, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. Our exhibition space is approximately 4,000 sq. ft. with an entry courtyard featuring The Gates and Black Marble Columns with Lintel by Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007).

The Kellogg Gallery utilizes its close proximity to Los Angeles as a resource in presenting timely and engaging exhibitions of Contemporary Art in a variety of contexts. In 2011, we presented our first international show, Persian Visions, a traveling exhibition of recent Iranian photography. In the last few years (2018-19), Gallery Curator Michele Cairella Fillmore featured solo exhibitions of: tech-based, video-installation art and photographer Sasha vom Dorp from Taos, New Mexico; kinetic-engineering-based Korean artist David Jang; and a sweeping 40-year retrospective of Jim Morphesis' painting, drawings and assemblage.

Somewhere in Between, co-curated with guest artist-curator Bia Gayotto, opened on Election Day during the 2018 midterms, and showcased twenty-four LA-based artists of various international origins, ethnicities and cultures. These artists addressed relevant concepts of transnationalism, cultural identity, appropriation, hybridization, and a sense of place and history.

Annually exhibited since 1971, Ink & Clay has become a widely recognized, national, juried exhibition held with support from the James H. Jones Estate and the Office of Cal Poly Pomona President, Dr. Soraya M. Coley. We also proudly present triennial exhibitions of work by faculty, and annual exhibitions of student work from the Department of Art.