The largest gallery that is housed at The Dairy, the McMahon Gallery is a 1023 sqft traditional white box space with a gray concrete floor. This gallery is locked during closed hours and is best for fragile works, participatory works, works shown directly on the floor, large sculptures, installations, projection/new media, and any content that contains nudity or is rated 13+
MacMillan Family Lobby
Our most prominent gallery space, the MacMillan Family wall is a 283 sqft display space in the middle of The Dairy’s lobby space, leading into our Gordon Gamm Theater. This space is great for artists wanting to explore height in their work. This exhibition space is best for 2D works, works on shelves, or monitors with headphones. Sculpture can be explored within the lobby space as well, depending on rental needs.
27′ of useable exhibition space (entire wall is 28′ 7″ but obscured by entrance to Gordon Theater)
10′ 5″ wall height (floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)
Polly Addison Gallery
Drenched in natural light, the Polly Addison Gallery leads patrons straight to our Boedecker Cinema and boasts 290 sqft of exhibition space. This gallery is perfect for works on shelves, sculptural wall objects, 2D works without glass, magnet hung prints, monitors with headphones, or murals. No work may be shown on pedestals in this location.
29′ 3″ edge to edge, usable wall space
10′ 5″ usable wall height (measured from top of floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)
Hand - Rudy Gallery
An active thoroughfare, the Hand Rudy Gallery serves as a complex display space as well as a hallway for patrons of the Dairy. This is our most heavily trafficked gallery space with 592 sqft of exhibition space. This gallery is perfect for 2D works of all types, monitors, as well as projected media and suspended installation. Works that need close observation or speak in relation to each other function wonderfully here. No work may be shown on pedestals in this location.
40′ 5″ eastern wall (opposite McMahon Gallery)
34′ 5″ western wall (opposite Grace Gamm Theater)
98″ usable wall height (measured from top of floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)