School of Art

For over 75 years, the School of Art at Bowling Green State University has provided a nurturing environment, encouraging students to express their creative voice in a school where art and design is innovative, vibrant, and full of possibilities. 

Our five divisions include StudioDigital ArtsGraphic DesignArt Education and Art History.

At the School of Art, students pursuing our BA, BFA, MA, or MFA degrees experience the exclusivity of a private art academy - our student to faculty ratio is 15:1 - yet enjoy the affordability of a state university.

And, because we are one of the largest state art schools in Ohio, we are able to offer a diverse array of studio and art history classes and study abroad opportunities, as well as the facilities and faculty to position students for successful internships and careers. Many of our students acquire hands-on experience through internships with local and regional arts organizations as well as prominent national entities organizations such as Disney Animation, Pixar, and the Museum of Modern Art.

The School of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1984.


A poster that states: 2024 Undergraduate Exhibition; Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery; BGSU Fine Art Center; February 25th – March 7th, 2024; opening reception 2 – 4 p.m. on February 25th

2024 FOCUS Exhibition

Join us in celebrating NW Ohio and SE Michigan local area high school students at the historic 53rd FOCUS Show.

May 29th - June 30th 

Opening Reception 

Wednesday, May 29th, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman, and Red Door Galleries

Fine Arts Center, 1210 Ridge Street

Bowling Green State University

The 2024 FOCUS Show Directors are Jennifer Moorman, Jodie Peace, and Jason Sanderson. 

Thank you to the exhibition sponsors: American Frame, Art Supply Depo, The Arts Commission, The Athena Society, Bowling Green State University, Tile Club, and the Toledo Museum of Art. 

Gallery hours 

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.

To individuals with disabilities, please reach out prior to the event if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting accessibility services at or 419-372-8495. 

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Updated: 05/16/2024 03:36PM