Women's Commission Gallery

Outdoors with trees, dark brown mulch, and bushes framing a sidewalk leading stairs up to a brick building with tall glass windows.

The mission of the Women's Commission Gallery (WCG) is to serve the College by enriching student life and cultivating knowledge and understanding of the arts. Founded in 1971 by the Defiance Women's Commission, the dedicated venue hosts a wide array of academic and community programs, events, and exhibitions throughout the year.

Gallery events are free and open to the public. Private events and tours can be arranged with advanced notice, as well as gallery talks and artist demos.


Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED


The WCG is conveniently located off Sessions Street next to Schomburg Auditorium on the Defiance College campus.

Multiple people in a white art gallery, looking at art on the walls and on white pedastals sitting around the middle of the room.


View through the window at a group of people looking at framed works hanging on the gallery wall. The window has a decal that says February 7 - March 29, Judaism, An Exploration of the Jewish Faith

The WCG is one of the largest rotating art galleries in the area with 1,044 square feet of floor space. It features an open floor plan, 12' walls, a vaulted ceiling, track lighting, floor-to-ceiling interior and exterior windows, and a courtyard.

View gallery floor plans

Catering for events is available by Hallmark Dining


Beverly Fanning
Associate Professor of Design
Art Gallery Director