Welcome!  The Galleries are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but please enjoy our online offerings below.

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.

We will reopen on August 26 with the exhibition SEEN+HEARD: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery. This portrayal of survivors through photographs by Cleveland based artist Honey Lazar, accompanied by their recorded stories, is a powerful testament to the power of telling. Please check back for new gallery hours.


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.   

National Endowment for the Arts

The Ohio Arts Council receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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BFA Thesis Exhibition: March 28 - April 11

2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition: Click on the image above starting on April 25th to view the show!

News and Stories

BGSU Graphic Design (GD) students take home Gold and Silver at the 2020 Addy Awards!

Graphic Design 2020 senior, Anna Kiesewetter won a Gold Addy award from the Toledo American Advertising Federation (AAF) on Thursday, February 20. This recognition was for her work, Strive. 2019 graduate Emily Feaster was awarded a Silver Addy for Into The Depths created through her 2019 Graphic Design Senior Thesis courses (ARTD 4070.) Read More

"The Toledo Renaissance" given a permanent home in the Toledo History Museum!

BGSU's Art History exhibition "The Toledo Renaissance," curated by students in Professor Allie Terry-Fritsch's "Critical Issues in Early Modern Art" seminar in Spring 2019, has been given a permanent home in the Toledo History Museum in downtown Toledo! The Toledo History Museum is open on the weekends, and is located next to the Valentine Theater. Read More


In a situation replayed across the country students from my Senior Studio Painting and Drawing class became castaways from campus for the final eight weeks of their tenure at BGSU. The result is a showcase of the skill, creativity, honesty and thoughtfulness that went into realizing a compelling body of work we’ve entitled Rewired.

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. If you have a large group or class, please call ahead to schedule your visit.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 - 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