Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC)2019-09-17T13:06:32-04:00
  • 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.

September 16-October 12: Stephen Rolfe Powell ’74: A Retrospective
September 21, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
September 27 Family Weekend, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
October 11 Reception, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
October 12 Homecoming, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

October 16-28: Humanities Exhibit of 19th c. French Bronze Sculptures

November 1-December 1: Gaia Weeps: Photography by Federica Armstrong, Isabella La Rocca González, Carolyn Monastra, Kay Westhues. In conjunction with the Louisville Photography Biennial

November 16: Reception and Gallery Talk with Isabella La Rocca González and Kay Westhues, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

January 7-February 21: Sheldon Tapley Portraits and Figures
In conjunction with Sheldon Tapley: Painter & Draughtsman, Newlin Hall Foyer

March 5-13: Alex Spragens and Maddie Lam: Creative TIP Students
March 6 Reception: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

April 2-30: Student Art Exhibit In conjunction with the R.I.C.E. Symposium

April 3: Artists’ Reception, hosted by RICE
3:30-5:00 p.m.

May 14-24 Senior Art Student Exhibit
May 17: Artists Reception, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
May 23-24 Commencement Weekend hours, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.