A collaborative gallery space on Missouri State’s main campus acts as the intersection of art and access to public health care. The Taylor Gallery, located in Magers Health and Wellness Center, offers the therapeutic benefits of art to patients and staff. As described by the University Galleries webpage, “The mission of the Taylor Gallery is to provide a moment of respite and reflection through capsule exhibits featuring student and faculty works of art across all mediums.”
Artwork on display in the Taylor Gallery can only be accessed by patients visiting the second floor of Magers Health and Wellness Center. Exhibits featured in the gallery alternate regularly, and both 2D and 3D artwork are commonly featured. Artwork on display often comes from specific classes, individual students or faculty members, or entire areas of study within the Department of Art + Design. Currently, a selection of ceramic works by Missouri State MFA student Andy Corbett is on display in the gallery.
The University Galleries are not limited to the well-known venues of downtown Springfield. Despite the condensed size of the Taylor Gallery, the space is a meaningful addition to an important on-campus resource.
The Taylor Gallery is located in Magers Health and Wellness Center at 715 S. Florence, Springfield, Missouri, 65806. Please contact Magers for access at 417-836-4000 or email@example.com.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.