The Saint Vincent Gallery, on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, is a modern exhibition space with over 4,000 square feet available to host temporary exhibitions throughout the academic year. It is also home of the permanent art collections of Saint Vincent College and Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Temporary exhibitions include works by local and regional artists frequently based on a theme, and the biennial Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Competition, which has received international attention. Other exhibitions include shows by art students and art faculty. The gallery, on the third floor of the Robert S. Carey Student Center, receives several thousand visitors a year.
Construction is underway on a $22 million renovation and expansion of the Latimer Family Library, which will bring new gallery and exhibition areas in a three-level, two-story building.
The top level will offer solitary study spaces, group study rooms, library staff offices, three primary art galleries, a gallery video exhibit room and a rare book exhibition and storage area.
The middle level will house an expanded circulation area for interlibrary loan and bibliographic instruction, conventional and compact stacks, small-group study rooms, printer-copier devices and an open social space at the entrance.
The lower level will feature four new classrooms, a computer laboratory, service desk, open social space with barista café, writing and tutoring center, instructional technology offices, video production suite and small-group collaborative and study rooms.
Construction, which is expected to be completed by August 2020, will take place in three phases of expansion and renovation. The library will continue providing its main services during phase one (May 2018 to Spring 2019) and phase three (Fall 2019 to Summer 2020). Limited library operations will be available during phase two (Summer 2019).