The David and Blanche Rosenthal Gallery of Art was dedicated in 1984. Funded by a gift from Mrs. Blanche Rosenthal in memory of her late husband, the Gallery was the core of a quarter-million dollar restoration of The College of Idaho's Blatchley Hall. Today, Blatchley Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus and is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
The Gallery hosts approximately five exhibitions a year. These have included shows by notable regional artists, C of I faculty and staff, and graduating art majors. Exhibitions of work from the College's valuable art and ethnographic collections have also been featured. The Gallery's mission is to expose the campus community to strong, thought provoking art, and to play a significant role in the education of art students.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are generally weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors also may schedule a private viewing by emailing C of I art professor Dr. Garth Claassen at [email protected].