Welcome! The Galleries are open during exhibitions and our shows are also available virtually. Please check below for Covid-19 safety procedures and new gallery hours.
The Fine Arts Center Galleries offer a wide range of free exhibitions and events to all area community members in support of the BGSU vision: As a public university, BGSU focuses on contributing to the public good and embraces its role as a national model in addressing the educational, economic, and social vitality of our region, the state of Ohio, the nation, and the world.
Our exhibitions include challenging and engaging 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 are invited to explore collaborative and inclusive events and presentations that foreground political, social and cultural themes through dialogue, creative ideas and new knowledge.
MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 16th - April 30th
Virtual Opening: Friday, April 16th, 7pm
The School of Art is proud to honor and host the work of our graduating MFA students! The show features the work of Joshua Alahira, Rebekah Alviani, Theo Brooks, Jeffrey Eden, Michael Andrew Hall, Chauncey Hay, Kathleen Pahl, and Anna Yates. Congratulations to our talented exhibitors!
Crayons: A Return to Carefree Creativity
The desire to revisit the feelings of impulsively scribbling outside the lines in a coloring book, the smell of opening a new box of crayons, deciding which color to use first, and just plain making things for fun, served as the inspiration for this exhibition. As student/artists move through an academic framework, they are often met with more rigidity and rules. The advice of faculty members is often contradictory; what isn’t taken seriously is reinforced, causing judgment from people both in and outside the art world.
Due to Covid-19 safety precautions to keep you safe, please observe the new hours and procedures
BGSU Galleries will be open to individual visitors and small groups during posted hous below. Large groups and classes will be admitted Tuesday - Thursday by appointment only during posted hours. Appointments may be made by contacting Jacqui Nathan at email@example.com in advance.
While visiting the Galleries, all visitors must observe the following requirements:
- All visitors must wear masks
- Social and physical distancing will be observed at all times
- Entrance/exit to the Galleries will be singly per the stanchions and floor signs
- The number of visitors in each gallery will be limited to:
- Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery- 60
- Red Door Gallery- 8
- Wankelman Gallery- 35
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
plus Thursday evening 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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. Parking is free evenings after 7pm and on weekends.
The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:
School of Arts News & Stories
GD Thesis project on the Front Page of Cherokee Newspaper
Graphic Design Senior Jesse Walton, a CURS grant recipient, is currently featured on the front page of the Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma for the senior thesis project. Jesse’s work, "The Revelation Booth serves as an epitome to bring an understanding to the viewers outside of the Indigenous Community to understand their privilege, to see the hardships, confusion and solemness through the installation and create this self-aware feeling, to call to change the viewer’s perspectives, to be motivated to change their own thinking.” Read More
Allie Terry-Fritsch's Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence
Allie Terry-Fritsch's Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence: Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion, 1459-1589 is now available from Amsterdam University Press! Read More