Gallery Lobby



The Ohio Arts Council helped fund the BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.  OAC Website.   We are very grateful for their support, which helps us to provide free meaningful arts experiences to the citizens and students of Northwest Ohio.


The Best of 2016

The 33rd annual juried exhibition of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, showcasing works in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal and mixed media by many nationally recognized Ohio artists.  ODC Website


SEPTEMBER 16 | 5:30 P.M.
ARTalk: Joshua Kosker (MFA 2015), Visiting Professor of Art in Jewelry and Metals Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 204 Fine Arts. Reception for the Artist follows in the Willard Wankelman Gallery



An expanded definition of photographic portraiture is explored in this exhibition of works by 27 renowned artists curated by Lynn Whitney, Andrew Hershberger & Jacqueline Nathan.  It will be shown at Slocumb Gallery and the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University in October. A catalogue with an introduction by Andrew Hershberger will accompany the exhibition. Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.    


SEPTEMBER 19 | 5:00 P.M.   

ARTalk: Jess T. Dugan: A Decade of Visual Activism

Donnell Theatre, Wolf center for the Arts; Reception for the Artist follows in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Dugan’s first monograph Every breath we drew was published in 2015 by Daylight Books and she was selected by the White House as a 2015 Champion of Change.


OCTOBER 19  | 7:00 P.M.

New Music & Art Festival Opening Performance: The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner. 

The Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles)

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery 

October 20 - November 21

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner

The Deathworks of May Elizabeth Kramner is a mixed media installation by The Poyais Group (Jesse Ball, Thordis Bjornsdottir, Olivia Robinson, & Jesse Stiles). "May Elizabeth Kramner (1867-1977) was a recluse and an artist of the type now dubbed 'outsider.' Her life work consisted of a model of the town in which she lived. Each house was represented by a tent and on each tent was sewn the manner of death of a person (or persons) who lived in that house at some time during her life. May Elizabeth's work was witnessed by no person outside of her immediate family during her lifetime. After her passing, the Deathworks were discovered by Charles and Dorothy Winright, the acclaimed anthropologists, but were destroyed in a fire shortly thereafter. In 2011, The Poyais Group recreated the artworks based upon Dorothy Winwright's notes from her initial survey of May Elizabeth's tents and pavilions.” 

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Closed November 11 for Veterans’ Day


NowOH 9

July 15-30

Opens Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m., BGSU Galleries



FEATURING: Lucy Long and the Root Cellar String Band 
7:00 P.M. Gallery Talk with Sarah Rose Sharp

Sharp writes about art and culture for Art in America, Hyperallergic, FlashArt, Knight Arts, and others.

8:00 P.M. Awards Ceremony
Gallery hours:  Thursday 6-8 p.m., Friday - Sunday 1-4 p.m.


March 20 - April 3

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

This final show for students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a juried selection of art in all media that showcases a cohesive and accomplished body of work by each of these talented young artists. 

Dorothy Uber Bryan, and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Brianna Barron

April 9- 17 & April 24 - May 4

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Following rigorous challenges, multiple critiques and generous encouragement, these remarkable artists graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree are ready to start careers as professionals in the field. 

Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries

Opening Receptions

Friday, April 8, 7-9 pm

Diana Hall     Philip Saxby     Caitlin Witt    Chenxiao Zhang   

 Saturday, April 23, 7-9 pm

Brianna Barron  Peter Pagast   Kimberly Pledger

Loraine Ruetz   Roxanne Shea          

May 14

Robert Mazur

A memorial tribute and exhibition for this revered BGSU professor. Details TBA

All exhibitions are free and the public is welcome.

All galleries are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the upper level of the Wankelman Gallery.

Gallery Hours during exhibitions:
Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

These hours may change during summer exhibitions - please check the exhibition description!
The Galleries are also open by special appointment for group visits.

The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:
The Ohio Arts Council
BGSU Ethnic Cultural Arts Program