The José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery is located on the Chalon campus, set in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, overlooking the LA basin and the Santa Monica shoreline. The exhibition program, was started under the guidance of Sister Ingatia Cordis in 1974.
The Gallery program reflects the current cultural issues faced by artists, collectors, museum curators, students of the college, and the general public. Although the Gallery is located within the college grounds, much of its active audience participation and support is from the outside community.
José Drudis-Biada's artistic contributions and personal generosity have touched many, especially those of us affiliated with Mount St. Mary's College. His paintings enrich the viewers' eye and remain an inspiration to artists and students alike. When a little boy, his father sent him to study with a local art teacher, Ruiz Picasso, the father of Pablo Picasso. His life has been rich with achievements and is a treasured friend of Mount St. Mary's College.
José-Drudis Hall, an edifice to excellence in education, will continue to facilitate the students' quest for learning and serve as a center for the appreciation of fine art.
The College Collection consists of 92 works, including oil paintings, watercolors and drawings spanning the long and prolific career of José Drudis-Biada.