State Street Gallery

State Street Gallery

The State Street Gallery

The State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University Illinois is an outlet for art education and cultural enrichment for Robert Morris and the extended community. Its exhibitions contribute to the University’s educational curriculum and provide exposure to professional work including traditional, contemporary, multi-media as well as multi-cultural events to the University’s students, employees and the surrounding community.

The gallery is located in the loop at 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605. It is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 6:00pm with the exception of holidays and the University’s closings.

See sample work and links to featured artists’ pages by clicking here.

Exhibitions at the State Street Art Gallery

Otto Neumann: Modern Degenerate

Showing: January 8 – March 15, 2018
Reception: January 11, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Opening reception with a presentation by David Sokol, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Illinois Chicago, Curator of the Neumann Collection and Author of Otto Neumann: His Life and Work at 5:30 p.m.

Neumann (1895, Heidelberg – 1975, Munich) was an Expressionist painter and master printmaker who produced artwork for over 60 years. Neumann worked continuously as he survived the First World War and then the Third Reich in Germany along with his wife Hilde Rothschild, who was Jewish. Otto’s art was labeled “degenerate” by the Nazis. All of Neumann’s work imbued with a rare and strange intensity. In two major exhibitions, over 150 works and artifacts will be exhibited, complimented by receptions, lectures and access to rare seen media.

Additional works are on display at Rare Nest Gallery, 3433 North Kedvale, Chicago. Opening reception January 13, 2018, 5-9 p.m.

Proposal Entries

Artists wishing to apply for an exhibit, please contact Shelley at or call 312.935.4086.