Miller Center for Visual Arts

In 2006, Nancy Miller and her family had a vision to create a “center to display contemporary works of art for people to see what is going on in the current art world, to stretch minds, and to expand their interest in the visual arts” on the campus of Urbana University.  With deep roots in Champaign County and a connection to the University, Nancy worked to develop this venue even though she was in failing health.  She did not live long enough to see her art work on display in the newly renovated Browne Hall, but her legacy lives on as the Miller Center for Visual Arts first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2010.

The first major art exhibition was 26 pieces created over Nancy Miller’s lifetime. The artwork represented her talents in different mediums: oil and watercolor paintings, silk screen, computer generated and digital prints, cast paper, and opit. Also included in the art exhibit were pieces by Mark Chepp, John Kortlander, Harry Schneider, Cynthia Durfey Smith, and R.W. Stokes.

The University continues the Miller family’s vision with fall and spring art exhibits. For information on the calendar of exhibits, contact Steve McInturff at

To view Nancy Miller's work, visit



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