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Cliff Gallery + Permanent Collection

Cliff Gallery 

The Cliff Gallery is located on the beautiful Mountain View College campus in West Dallas. It serves as an exhibition space for regional and national professional artists and functions as a dynamic educational resource for the students of Mountain View College.  

The gallery is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that reflect the scope and diversity of visual art. We aim to be a vital component of the academic and cultural life of Mountain View College. Fundamental in this endeavor is to engage broad and diverse audiences, create a sense of community, and provide a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion of art and the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.  

This follows Mountain View College's vision: empowering people to improve their lives and communities through exemplary education and a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive learning community that promotes students' success, good stewardship, employee achievement, and positive global impact. 

The over 900 square-foot Cliff Gallery provides a professional white-box space where artists working in all media can create exhibitions with few barriers. State of the art lighting, permanently installed video projector and screen, durable rich dark vinyl flooring, 12 feet high ceiling, and over 155 feet total usable linear wall space, artists have realized envisioned installations in the Cliff Gallery.  

Permanent Collection 

Mountain View College is a collecting institution, with a permanent collection of over one hundred works by national, regional, and student artists. Beginning in the 1980's Mountain View College has inherited, purchased, cared for, and exhibited works of art often found throughout the campus. This collection of original works of art supports Mountain View College's goals to be engaged with students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, peer institutions, and the public. This commitment involves supporting and showcasing student, alumnae, faculty, and professional artists work as well as encouraging instructors from all departments to utilize the works of art as educational tools of instruction. Through course curriculum, art exhibitions, and permanent collection, Mountain View College sees the importance in fostering an appreciation for the richness and diversity of art. 


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Exhibition Calendar 

Fall 2019 Semester

  August 12 - September 20             

      The B-Side Redux

      Ellen Frances Tuchman 

      Reception: Friday, September 6, 7-9 p.m.

      Student Engagement: Monday, September 9, 12:30 - 2p.m.


  October 7 - November 1             


      Iris Bechtol, Nic Mathis, Kristen Cochran 

      Reception: October 18, 7-9 p.m. 

  November 18 - December 13        

      Faculty Exhibition

       Juror: Danette Dufilho of Conduit Gallery 

      Reception: December 6, 7-9 p.m. 


Spring 2020 Semester 

  January 21 - February 14          

      34th League for Innovation Student Art Competition

       Juror: Janice Franklin and Mentee

      Reception: Friday, February 7, 7-9 p.m.


  March 9 - April 3        


      Andrea Tosten

      Reception: March 27, 7-9 p.m.

  April 20 - May 15    

      Crossing the Slow Burning Line

      Leslie Martinez

      Reception: Mary 1, 7-9 p.m.

Summer 2020 Semester 

  Dates TBD        

      Six-Week MVC Faculty Cliff Gallery Residency

Directions to the Gallery

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Contact Information

Alison Starr
(Gallery Director)