The Fine Arts Center Galleries contribute to the enrichment of the broader area community while supporting the academic mission of the University. Twelve to fourteen annual exhibitions include challenging contemporary work by nationally recognized artists as well as faculty and student shows that highlight some of the most talented and successful artists of this region.  Visitors may experience events and artist presentations that can personalize their encounters and open up new awareness of political, social and cultural ideas.


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.   



Visit the NOWOH Exhibit!

The exhibition features artists of all abilities in a variety of media, with awards presented in a number of categories, including youth awards and a popular choice award. Online registration ends July 1 or register at artwork drop off on July 8. Click here for more dates and information.

News and Stories

Imago Dei: Matthew Cook MFA Thesis Exhibition

Imago Dei: Matthew Cook MFA Thesis Exhibition

Visit the Willard Wankelman Gallery August 1-5 to view the works of Matthew Cook. Read More

Galleries Sponsor Art in the Park

Galleries Sponsor Art in the Park

Art in the Park hosted various artists that gave demonstrations, musicians, and actors. There were also kids crafts and tasty treats at the event. BGSU professors and students took place in the activities of Art in the Park, and the BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries was a sponsor for the event.  Read More

Follow the Galleries at BGSU

Follow the Galleries at BGSU

Follow The Galleries for information and images of work on display and upcoming events! We're posting from our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts weekly! Follow and stay connected. Read More

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