About The Gallery
The Prichard Art Gallery is an outreach facility of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture. Established in 1982, the gallery is located in downtown Moscow and serves the community and the university with a year-round schedule of exhibitions. The gallery hosts 9 to 11 exhibitions annually and provides the community with a full spectrum of the arts, including fine arts, architecture and landscape architecture. Ceramics, photography, glass art, fine craft, computer art, folk art, and installation art are exhibited along with the traditional arts, painting and sculpture.
The University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery serves over 17,000 visitors annually, including approximately 2,200 students from area and regional schools. Through exhibition programming, outreach, and related educational programming, the gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the university community, the Palouse, the State of Idaho, and the Northwest region. The gallery's docent program conducts guided tours for elementary and secondary school students and the gallery provides a forum for lectures, presentations, and panel discussions.
The mission of the Prichard Art Gallery is to be a leader in the presentation of contemporary visual arts within the Northwest. The gallery programs will seek to encourage experimentation through the support presentation of new works by emerging and established artists. Through exhibitions, outreach, and related educational programming the gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the university community, the Palouse, the state of Idaho, and the Northwest region.
The gallery opened in its current location in the fall of 1987. It is the result of an extensive remodeling project. University of Idaho Associate Professor of Architecture William Bowler designed the gallery interior space and students of the Department of Architecture under his direction carried out the renovation during the summer. The University supports basic facilities fees as well as one full-time and one part-time staff position, while funding for exhibition programming and additional personnel is generated through student fees, grants, individual and corporate Memberships, and special events sponsored by the Prichard Art Gallery Advisory Board. In addition to a full-time director and part-time assistant, students from the University of Idaho staff the gallery. The gallery is open five days a week (including weekday evenings and Saturdays) and admission is free.