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” at Urbana University.
With deep roots in Champaign County and a connection to the university, Miller worked to develop this venue even though she was in failing health. Although she did not live to see her work on display in the newly renovated Browne Hall, her legacy lives on as the Miller Center for Visual Arts opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2010.
The university will once again showcase Miller’s work with an Opening Reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Miller Center for Visual Arts, 518 College Way. The exhibit will be open 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 19 and De. 1, 3, 8 and 10.