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Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography

An image of three photographs on the gallery walls from the exhibition In the Air: A photographic investigation of the instances and processes that give rise to airborne particles
Christine CarrIn the Air



Located in the heart of the University of La Verne’s main campus, on the garden floor of historic Miller Hall, The Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography is a vital center for civic engagement. Through a compelling program of exhibitions, lectures, screenings and discussions, that promote a critical dialogue about the role of contemporary photography today, the gallery generates collaboration, conversation and artistic growth between our students, faculty, staff and the local community.

Established in 1990, the gallery is dedicated to the University of La Verne’s commitment to diversity, inclusivity and community engagement within the broader context of intellectual life on campus. In addition to the four contemporary photography exhibitions and events each academic year, the Gallery hosts an internship program where students learn curatorial methodologies, exhibition design and production. 

All exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public.


Upcoming Exhibitions

A photograph of a giant wave crashing against the darkened shore just after sunset with a pink sky.
Shannon BenineIf you can read the ocean you will never be lost


Shannon Benine | If you can read the ocean you will never be lost

October 24 – December 20 / 2019
Artist Talk: October 24 / 2019 / 5:00 – 5:30 pm 
Opening Reception: October 24 / 2019 / 5:30 – 6:30 pm / Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography


A photograph of a man who falls asleep on his bedroom full of empty drug bottles and pills, used to treat mental disorders. Some people within the 'Marconi' building, are living in this major city without any contact with family ir relatives since they decided to leave their hometowns in search of better opportunities.
Javier AlvarezPredio


Javier Alvarez | Predio

February – March / 2020