University of Southern Indiana

Inaugural Exhibition 2008

McCutchan Art Center & Pace Galleries Dedication

USI's Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center & Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries was dedicated September 7, 2008. It provides the space for the Student Art Exhibition, student and faculty exhibitions, visiting artist exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, and Senior Art Seminars.

The Art Center & Galleries will contribute to the University's cultural and educational mission. The construction of the McCutchan Art Center largely comes from a generous gift from Kenneth P. McCutchan. One of the area’s leading historians, he wrote more than a half-dozen local history books. He painted for pleasure and collected the works of Indiana artists. During his lifetime he gave a large portion of his collection to USI.

Stephen S. Pace was a prominent member of the New York Abstract Expressionists. His work has been exhibited in the nation’s most important galleries and museums. The recipient of many honors and recognitions, Pace was awarded an honorary degree from USI in 2002. Pace and his wife Palmina retired to Indiana from homes in New York and Maine. A portion of their $1.5 million gift is establishing the Pace Galleries.

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