Welcome! The Galleries are open during exhibitions and many of our shows are also available virtually.                               

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 14 - 30, 2022. Opening Thurs, April 14 at 7pm. Closed Sunday, April 17

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 11th - April 30th

Opening Thursday, April 14th at 7pm

The School of Art is proud to honor and host the work of our graduating MFA students! The show features the work of Audrey Aronson, Kolton Lucius Sizer, Crystalyn Hutchens, Amanda Spinosa, Benjamin Rosales, Michaela Westra, Mike Rutkowski, and Isabel Zeng. Congratulations to our talented exhibitors!

You can view the virtual show here

The Galleries are currently closed and will reopen with the Now OH Community Art Show on June 25 (Opening reception June 24, 7-9pm)                      

Thursday – Sunday   1:00 am - 4:00 pm                  Thursday evening      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Closed University Holidays.  

Appointments may be available for groups and classes. Contact the Gallery Director, Jacqui Nathan at

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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Updated: 05/09/2022 05:18PM