The Gallery Mission The mission of the Western Illinois University Art Gallery is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret works of visual art; to provide instructional support for the Department of Art; and to offer opportunities for the study and enjoyment of the arts of diverse cultures to the University community, the region, and beyond. Hours Open free to the public 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, and 6 - 8 pm Tuesdays during exhibitions. Closed during school vacations and holidays. Location Just north of Sherman Hall (behind the building with the bell tower). Parking Daytime visitors may secure a parking permit at WIU's Office of Public Safety, Mowbray Hall on Murray Street. Unrestricted parking is available after 5 p.m. weekdays. Special Needs WIU is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please call the Art Gallery and let us know how we can accommodate any special needs you have. Information phone: (309) 298-1587 website: Art Gallery Tours are available.