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.


Visible Man

Visible Man

Art and Black Male Subjectivity

BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries
September 24th - November 7th

Curated by respected art expert Michael Harris, an Emory University art history professor and a 1971 BGSU School of Art graduate, Visible Man will present a creative look at the complexity of Black males through cultural, racial and personal lenses as expressed by women and men of color. 

ALIGNED: celebrating 40+ years of graphic design, graphic design alumni show, more than 75 BGSU alums // Willard Wankelman Gallery. 10/1 - 11/7


October 1 - November 7
Willard Wankelman Gallery

The BGSU Graphic Design Program is proud and excited to invite you to join us for ALIGNED, a celebration of 40+ years of graphic design at Bowling Green State University! To celebrate such a special occasion, we are working on a graphic design exhibition showcasing our amazing alumni and are seeking contribution from your work. ALIGNED is a way to highlight all the accomplishments of the alumni from the design program and to celebrate how far the program has come. 

Helen Armstrong: Big Data. Big Design. Why designers should care about A.I. October 1, 2021, 5pm, Zoom

Big Data. Big Design. A talk by author Helen Armstrong 

Oct. 1, 2021 / 5pm – 6pm 

Helen Armstrong is an associate professor of graphic design at North Carolina State University. She has an MA in English Literature from The University of Mississippi, an MA in Publication Design from the University of Baltimore and an MFA in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been recognized by Print and HOW Magazine, and included in numerous publications in the U.S. and the UK.

Currently, Armstrong is combining her knowledge of participatory practice with computational thinking to explore the potential of intelligent interfaces (i.e. machine learning) to address the needs of individuals with disabilities. Her new book, Big Data. Big Design. Why Designers Should Care About Machine Learning launches October 19, 2021, and we are excited to host her on the precipe of this new work!

Due to Covid-19 safety precautions to keep you safe, please observe our procedures:

BGSU Galleries will be open to individual visitors and small groups during posted hours below. Large groups and classes will be admitted by appointment only. 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
  • 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 – Saturday   11:00 am - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                        Thursday evening      6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 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 in Lot N.

The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:

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Visible Man is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in his publication do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH.

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