Jones Visual Arts Center (JVAC)2018-05-18T14:44:45+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 JVAC and is the studio gallery to all that is ART at Centre. Many student art shows are conducted here along with guest artist exhibitions such as 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.

• Humanities Exhibit: Oct. 30 – Dec. 1
19th-Century French Bronze Sculptures

• Robert Shetterly Portraits: Jan. 22 – Mar.2
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Feb. 20 — Artist’s Reception (6 p.m.)

• Student Art Exhibit: April 12 – 28
(in conjunction with the RICE Symposium)
Apr. 12 — Artists’ Reception
(hosted by RICE, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

• Senior Art Student Exhibit: May 11 – 20
May 13 — Artists’ Reception (1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
May 20 — Commencement Hrs. (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)