The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery is a meeting ground for students of Moraine Valley, the local community, and the contemporary art world. Our mission is to present significant works, through exhibitions and programming, by local, national and international artists.

Exhibitions are available for viewing Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hours may vary.




Tyler Hewitt, untitled, archival pigment print, 2022

It's a Transition: Faculty Exhibition 2022-2023

Nov. 9, 2022-Jan. 27, 2023
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 9, Noon-1 p.m.

The Moraine Valley Community College Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery presents It’s a Transition is a display of artwork from the Art and Design faculty from November 9, 2022 - January 27, 2023 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC), 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills.  This is a free annual presentation of artwork from the Art and Design Faculty at Moraine Valley Community College. Featured artists and designers include Amy Brown, Kristine Christensen, Kevin Daly, Tyler Hewitt, John Howard, Kirin Kane, Gertrude (Trudy) Kooy, Jeffrey Krantz, Richard (Rick) Labidus, Erik La Gattuta, Chris Matusek, Edyta Brenska Pavulska and Lynn Peters, Paul Stephenson, Lloyd Wassenaar.

Exhibitions in the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery can be viewed Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the college is closed Nov. 23-27, Dec. 23-Jan 8, and Jan. 16. For more information, visit or call (708) 974-5500.

Untitled #2 from Thuy & Rice video, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 24" x 36", 2017

Untitled #2 from Thuy & Rice video, archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 24" x 36", 2017

Anh-Thuy Nguyen

Feb. 1-March 6, 2023

Reception Feb. 2, Noon-2 p.m.
Artist Talk at 12:30 p.m. during reception

Thuy & includes a series of stills photographs, installation and videos that explore the artist's impulse to poetically dive into her personal history and experiences as an immigrant as well as her home, family, culture and traditions. Created in 2010, "Thuy," a semi-autobiographical character, was inspired by her yearning for her home in Vietnam, which she could not visit due to her visa status. By turning the camera on herself, I use Thuy as a collaborator in "Thuy & Rice", "Thuy & Sand", "Boat Journey", and "Thuy & T." to gain perspective and explore these feelings. This character ventures into the space between two cultures and discovers the conflict that arises from being stuck between the two.

38th Annual High School Art Exhibition

March 10-22, 2023

Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m.
Robert F. DeCaprio Gallery, Atrium, and John and Angeline Oremus Theater.
Weekdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A showcase of this year’s talented students from 11 local high schools. Participating high schools: Victor J Andrew, Argo Community, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Alan B. Shepard, Chicago Christian, Dwight D Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Harold L. Richards, Evergreen Park Community, Oak Lawn Community and Reavis.


MVCC Juried Student Art Exhibition 

April 5-28, 202

The annual selection of student work showing the breadth and depth of the college’s emerging artistic talent. The exhibition features work from across all areas of study including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, design and digital art. The accompanying Atrium display will feature designs submitted by students to this year’s exhibition poster and invitation card competition.



Gallery 2023 Juried Community Art Exhibition

Guest Juror: Vida Sacic

June 16-Aug 7, 2023

Reception and Awards: Saturday, June 17, 1-3 p.m.
Summer Gallery Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4.30 p.m.

The local community’s chance to show off its artistic talent. A Call for Entries will go out in April 2023. At that time, entry leaflets will be available in the Fine and Performing Arts Center or online.

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Learn more about past shows at the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

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