The Art Gallery presents exhibitions and public programs on modern and contemporary artists of regional, national, and international significance. Visitors to the Art Gallery can view stimulating and challenging works of art from important private and public collections as well as new work directly from artist's studios.
In addition to programs devoted to artists from around the U.S. and around the world, the Art Gallery presents exhibitions featuring the work of faculty and students. Annual exhibitions by graduating BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) students and the Juried Student Show, in which artwork is selected by noted artists and curators, are presented each spring. As part of its role as a teaching facility, the Art Gallery provides both Art History and Art Studio students hand-on experience in the fields of museum and gallery methods and arts administration. The Art Gallery hosts a variety of events, including the annual Art from the Heart benefit auction, which features work of art donated by emerging and nationally recognized artists from around the country.