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Dittmar Gallery

Dittmar is located on the ground floor of Norris Center. This student-run gallery space features 5-6 exhibitions per year.

Dittmar Memorial Gallery was named in recognition of the gift by the late Paul O. Dittmar. The mission of the Gallery is to assist with developing and supporting emerging artists. For 50 years Dittmar Gallery has promoted the careers of young artists on campus and artist across the nation. Dittmar Gallery also supports the mission of Norris Center providing cultural inclusion with art representing the diversity of the community.

All Dittmar Events are free. Catered refreshments are provided at all art receptions and RSVPs are not required.

I Love You. I Love You? I Love You!

By Matthew Cortez

September 8 - October 15
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6 - 8 p.m.


Love is a sentiment that many of us are familiar with, often through familial and romantic relationships. We are told that love is a warm fuzzy feeling, an emotion that is only felt with the strongest connections. With the complexities of people and their lives, love is often expressed through a wide range of actions, objects, and words. These expressions can range from pure affection to the spiteful weaponizing of love. Love is as varied as the people who utilize it are; in perception, in fervor, and in truth.

From the mythological Cupid to the complications of parental relationships, investigating love is of prime importance as Cortez acknowledges a deficiency in understanding and experience with love. To unravel the ever-changing landscape of love, both externally and internally, he embarks on an endeavor that encompasses history, language, philosophy, and culture.




Dittmar Staff

Eve Downing - Student Supervisor/Curator
Ellie Lyons - Student Supervisor/Curator
Christine Kim- Assistant
Eli Gordon- Assistant
Maggie Munday Odom - Assistant
Jasmine Ametovski - Assistant

Gallery Hours

10 am - 10 pm Everyday

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Dittmar Gallery is excited to celebrate 50 years of providing art to the Northwestern Community.


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