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, diverse, and inclusive events and presentations that foreground political, social and cultural themes through dialogue, creative ideas and new knowledge.


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.   


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


BFA Thesis Exhibition: March 28 - April 11

2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition

In keeping with President Rogers’ most recent instructions to contain the coronavirus by eliminating all face-to face academic activity on campus, it’s with the greatest regret that I must inform you that all public elements of this year’s BFA thesis exhibition have been cancelled. There will be no reception and the galleries will be closed for the remainder of the semester.  In addition, we can’t allow you back into the galleries to complete the installation of your work, or to begin installing it.

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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

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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:
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