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 - Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. April 16-30, virtual opening Friday, April 16, 7pm

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 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

Gallery Hours:                       

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:


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.

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Jesse Walton in front of the Revelation Booth

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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

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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

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BGSU's Graphic Design program was recognized for its focus on design for social change. We're very proud of how our students shed light on important causes with their graphic design! Read More