Cliff Gallery + Permanent Collection

left to right top: Seca y Pesad, Francisco Alvarado, woodcut prints on vinyl wallpaper, 2010; Y’all Got My Extra Rolls? Tiara Francois, acrylic, watercolor, marker on canvas, 30in x 40in, 2020; First Amendment Machine, Darryl Lauster, an interactive participatory project, 2019. left to right bottom: Kitchen Table Talk with area artists, organized by Dr. Lauren E. Cross; Siblings, Rodney Jordan, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Cliff Gallery

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Dallas College public hea​lth initiatives to help protect our community, the Cliff Gallery of Mountain View will provide virtual and digital programming to engage students, employees and the public. We will continue presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that reflect the scope and diversity of visual art.

As most of our classes meet online, we continue to embrace our intention to be a vital component of the academic and cultural life of Mountain View. Fundamental in this endeavor is to engage broad and diverse audiences, create a sense of community and provide a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion of art and the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures and communities.

This follows Mountain View's vision: empowering people to improve their lives and communities through exemplary education and a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive learning community that promotes students' success, good stewardship, employee achievement and positive global impact.

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View the Permanent Collection Online in a video slideshow

Larry Felty Permanent Collection Lecture

Permanent Art Collection

Mountain View is a collecting institution, with a permanent collection of over one hundred works by national, regional and student artists. Beginning in the 1970s Mountain View has inherited, purchased, cared for and exhibited works of art often found throughout the campus. This collection of original works of art supports Mountain View's goals to be engaged with students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, peer institutions and the public. This commitment involves supporting and showcasing student, alumni, faculty and professional artists work as well as encouraging instructors from all departments to utilize the works of art as educational tools of instruction. Through course curriculum, art exhibitions and permanent collection, Mountain View College sees the importance in fostering an appreciation for the richness and diversity of art.

Contact Information

Alison Starr

  • Gallery Director

Fabiola Valenzuela

  • Gallery Assistant