Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Julio Fine Arts Gallery

Julio Fine Arts Gallery

Established in 1985, the Julio Fine Arts Gallery has been committed to providing exhibitions that are both innovative and intellectually challenging to Loyola University and the public at large. 

Located in the Julio Fine Arts Wing of the DeChiaro College Center, the Gallery also houses a permanent collection that includes prints and paintings by artists such as Rouault, Klee, and Red Grooms, as well as several African sculptures.

All gallery events are free and open to the public and draw participation from not only the university community but from local art lovers too.

Upcoming Gallery Event:

The Only Divisions that Mattered Now: A Roundtable Discussion with artists Sobia Ahmad, Sughra Hussainy, and Sepideh Salehi

March 28, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in McManus Theater
Catered reception to follow the discussion in the Julio Fine Arts Gallery

The Julio Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Department, Center for Humanities, and Messina are proud to present an engaging evening of discussion with Sobia Ahmad, Sughra Hussainy, and Sepideh Salehi, three women artists from Islamic countries, who will discuss how their artworks engage issues of gender, identity, faith and experiences of dislocation caused by unrest and war. Ahmad, born and raised in Pakistan until emigrating to the United States at the age of fourteen, uses installations, video, and painting to probe questions of how community and notions of belonging are impacted by larger forces beyond an individual’s control. Hussainy is an Afghan political refugee trained in the traditional arts of book miniature painting, illumination and calligraphy. Her work challenges forms of oppression that impose boundaries between people and silence the voices of others. Salehi left Tehran for the Accademia di belle Arte in Florence, where she received her Masters in Fine Arts, before emigrating to the United States. She works across a range of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, and video installation, to explore memory and conflict. Each artist has experienced her own “exit west,” and together their artwork presents a compelling exchange that reflects upon so many lives in the global present shadowed by fear and conflict but sustained by hope and courage.

This event is meant to add to and extend the conversations occurring around the Humanities Symposium text, Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, referenced by the quote “the only divisions that mattered now” in the event title, and promises to enrich our conversations about religion, gender, violence, migration and global inequities stimulated by the Humanities Symposium.


Gallery Hours

*Academic Year:
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Summer Hours:
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

Closed on University holidays.
The Gallery will be closed April 18 - 22, 2019 for the Easter Break

*Please Note: the Gallery will be closed for installation April 1-10, 2019*


Megan Rook-Koepsel 


Megan Rook-KoepselMegan Rook-Koepsel joins the Julio Fine Arts Gallery in August 2018 as Gallery Director. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions throughout the Washington DC and Baltimore region. Rook-Koepsel formerly served as Graduate Coordinator for the Stamp Gallery and Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland College Park, and more recently as Exhibitions Manager at Arlington Arts Center. Rook-Koepsel holds a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MA in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art and Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Julio Fine Arts Gallery
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 617-2799


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