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Galleries and Showcases

There are several galleries on and off campus maintained by the Center for Visual Arts that provide the University and surrounding community with access to regional, national and international artists through a wide range of exhibitions and special events that examine contemporary issues underscoring academic programs while serving the broader mission of the institution. The galleries are recognized as significant venues that feature regional and national artists throughout their programming.

The galleries also showcase artwork of undergraduate and graduate visual art students enrolled in the Department of Art academic program. Students are required to present a final thesis of their creative research in a professional exhibition format as part of their degree fulfillment. Students also deliver public presentations about the content, inspiration and historical context of their work during their exhibitions in the Lee Gallery.

Galleries and showcases can be found in the following locations:

Main campus:

  • Lee Gallery in Lee Hall I*
  • Acorn Gallery in Lee Hall II
  • CAAH Dean’s Gallery in Strode Tower

Off-campus:

Additional special exhibits, artwork and/or showcases can be found in the following locations:

Main campus:

  • Sikes Hall
  • Emery A. Gunnin Library in Lee Hall II
  • The Brooks Center for Performing Arts
  • Strode Tower Conference, Room 206

Off-campus:

  • OLLI Building in Patrick Square
  • The Madren Center at the Conference Center and Inn

*Lee Gallery is our flagship gallery. 

The Lee Gallery provides the university and surrounding community with access to regional, national and international artists through a variety of exhibitions and special events. These exhibitions examine contemporary issues that underscore academic programs and serve the broader mission of the university. The gallery also showcases the work of undergraduate and graduate art.

In 1958, Lee Hall was erected by Lockwood Greene Engineers, Inc. for the School of Architecture with Dean Harlan E. McClure as consulting architect. Lee Gallery was included in the original planning concept. Because the gallery was located in Lee Hall, it became known as the Lee Gallery. Harlan McClure designed the addition and the new jury space had a two-fold mission: to function as a jury room and a place to present exhibitions of visual art.

The gallery is recognized as a significant presenting venue in the state highlighting regional and national artists in its programming.