The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center exhibits visual images that inspire, inform, and connect college and community. Exhibits of art and cultural artifacts that meet the highest contemporary aesthetic standards and related cultural programs expand visual literacy among the Southwestern Illinois College community and the adults and children of southwestern Illinois.

The Schmidt Art Center sees more than 15,000 visitors each year who enjoy a wide variety of arts and cultural programming. We appreciate our visitors’ love of the arts and our patrons’ contributions. Your conceptual and financial support help The Schmidt to maintain and expand offerings to our community and college.  Please visit our member and donor pages to see how you can get involved!