Sordoni Art Gallery

A Different Kind of Classroom

Our Mission

The mission of the Sordoni Art Gallery is to encourage an appreciation of the arts and an understanding of its role in society through direct engagement with art. Our main focus is to present high-quality exhibitions, related programming, and publications in a wide range of media, topics, cultures and time periods.

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Framing Moments: Photography from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Nov. 7, 2023 - Feb. 4, 2024

Throughout its history, the KIA has collected works by photographers whether studio, documentary, photojournalists, or artists that documented or preserved their unique points of view spanning the mid-nineteenth century to present. By focusing on the time periods works were produced and collected, curator Dr. Deborah Willis reimagines and explores what stories and moments the KIA curators gravitated to by iconic photographers such as Ansel Adams, Dawoud Bey, Sheila Pree Bright, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Deborah Turberville, and James VanDerZee, among others.

Featured Exhibitions & Upcoming Events

Future Exhibitions

With a facility that has the ability to be a traditional viewing space or a venue for experimental installations, there is always something interesting coming to the gallery.

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Support & Volunteer

Are you looking for a way to become part of the art community? Join a family of supporters or share your passion for the arts with your community by volunteering.

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About Sordoni Art Gallery

Learn more about how the gallery looks to engage in cross- and inter-disciplinary dialogue to support academic programming across the entire university.


About The Gallery


Heather Sincavage

Associate Professor/Director Sordoni Art Gallery
(570) 408-3365

Melissa Carestia

Assistant Director


  • Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Monday & University Holidays: Closed

Holiday Hours

  • Closed: Nov. 22 to 26, 2023
  • Closed: Dec. 19, 2023 to Jan. 2, 2024
  • By Appointment Only: Jan. 3 to 14, 2024


Karambelas Media & Communication Center
141 S. Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Free visitor parking is available.

Arts in Education Northeast PA
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

All Sordoni Art Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Wilkes University is an equal opportunity institution. Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact University Events. It is recommended that requests be made at least five (5) business days prior to any event.

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