Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC)2019-01-11T13:46:57+00:00
  • Jones Visual Arts Center
  • Student works with clay in art class at Centre College
  • students in a live drawing class
  • Clay art project
  • students creating a hot glass sculpture

Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC)

Built: 1930
Renovated: 1998, 2015

Named for: Clarence Jones ’24
Address: 209 South Beatty Avenue
ADA Accessible: Entrance, restrooms

  • Art Department Faculty Offices
  • Classrooms
  • AEGON Gallery
  • Slide Library
  • Hot Glass Studio

The Jones Visual Arts Center is home to all art classes at Centre. The art program offers instruction in both studio practice and art history, with major and minor concentrations available in both areas. Media taught include drawing, oil painting, printmaking, ceramics, and hot glass. Classrooms, studios, a slide library, state-of-the-art hot glass studio, and faculty offices for the art department are located in JVAC.


AEGON Gallery is located in the Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC) and is home to all that is ART at Centre College. Student and guest artist exhibitions are shown here including Lino Tagliapietra, widely acknowledged to be the world’s foremost glass artist.


Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • For more information email

All events are open to the public.

Ché Rhodes ’95: Survey of Works
September 21 Gallery Talk & Opening Reception, 5:00-7:00
September 22 Family Weekend Saturday hours, 9:00-4:00
October 27 Homecoming Saturday hours, 9:00-4:00

Humanities Exhibit of 19th c. French Bronze Sculptures
October 31 – November 9

When Abroad
A CTIP project by Van Dang, Sara Dewitt, and Muzi Yan
November 12 – 30

What Keeps You Up at Night?
Society for Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus Portfolio
Curated by Tomiko Jones
January 10 – February 15

Art History Students: Curating Centre
February 25 – March 29

Student Art Exhibit: In conjunction with the RICE Symposium
April 11 – May 2
April 12 Artists’ Reception, hosted by RICE, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Senior Art Student Exhibit
May 10-19

May 12 Artists Reception
1:30-3:00 p.m.

May 18 Commencement Saturday hours, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

May 19 Commencement Sunday hours, 9:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.