Art Galleries

Carroll University has visual art displayed at galleries throughout the year that are open to the public. The works on display come from a variety of artists in the Carroll community: faculty, guest artists, alumni, student exhibitions and more.


Joyce Paddock Bliss Gallery

Main Hall, First Floor
120 N. East Ave.  |  Waukesha
Monday–Friday  |  9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Opened in 2013, this gallery is named in memory of Joyce Paddock Bliss, a 1948 graduate who majored in English and art. The stunning space, located in Main Hall,  is a gift from her estate.

Marceil Pultorak Atrium Gallery

Humphrey Memorial Art Center
238 N. East Ave.  |  Waukesha
Monday–Friday  |  9 a.m.–6 p.m. (when school is in session)

This gallery honors Professor Emeritus of Art Marceil Pultorak, the individual most responsible for the development of Carroll University's Wisconsin Artists Collection.

Current Exhibitions

Find out what shows are currently on display with our Arts Calendar. 

Altered Gallery Schedules

The art galleries will be closed from Oct. 13-16, Nov. 22-25, Dec. 18-Jan. 22.

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Wisconsin Artists Collection

The Wisconsin Artists Permanent Collection features artists from around the state, with more than 400 pieces in eight buildings throughout the Carroll campus. New pieces are added occasionally.

Maceil Pultorak portrait

The Marceil Pultorak Dream

Creating the collection was the realized dream of Marceil Pultorak, professor emeritus of art. She wanted a better way for her students to study art. Today the collection is used by art students in their classes and also educates viewers on the wide range of Wisconsin artists.

Artwork titled Maryland Avenue

"Beyond Beer Steins" Essay

Read an essay about Carroll University's Wisconsin Artists Collection by Wisconsin painter and former editor of Art Muscle Magazine, Judith Ann Moriarty.

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Les Klug Collection

Les Klug (1930–1988) was a visionary who influenced the art world through his unique approach to photography.

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Alphabetical Listing

View an alphabetical list of the all of the pieces in the Wisconsin Artists Collection.

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Digital Collection

View the digital archive of the Wisconsin Artists Collection. (Off-campus viewers have access to items in the collection where the artist has given permission to Carroll University to display in an online format.)

Interested in Art? Discover Carroll's Art Program

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