Welcome! The Galleries are open as of August 26. Please check down 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.


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ARTSX: Dreams and Stories

Exhibition Open: December 1-5, 2020

Exploring the theme of “Dreams and Stories,” the 16th annual event will be a virtual showcase and celebration of stories told through music, visual arts, writing, and performance. ArtsX online galleries, activities and videos will open on Dec. 1, 2020, with a culmination of premier events on the evening of Dec. 5. Experience this virtual extravaganza of the arts at

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The School of Art is proud to honor and host the work of our Spring semester, graduating MFA students! MFAI hosted the work of T.J. Janssen Hall, Aris Holmes, Lucas Jankovsky, Amber Koprin, Ellen Mensch, Christopher Pickett, and Emma Wilson. Congratulations to our talented exhibitors!

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Due to Covid-19 safety precautions to keep you safe, please observe the new hours and procedures

BGSU Galleries will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays to general visitors, but open by appointment for groups and classes. Groups and classes will be admitted Wednesday - 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- 40
    • Red Door Gallery- 7
    • Wankelman Gallery- 20

Gallery Hours:

Monday                         9:00 am - 7:00 pm    Open by appointment only
Tuesday                         9:00 am - 7:00 pm    Open by appointment only
Wednesday                   11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday                        6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday                             11:00 am - 4:00 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.

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.

School of Arts News & Stories

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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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Of Rust and Glass is looking for literary or visual submissions for their quarterly magazine.

Students, faculty, or anyone else in Northwest Ohio; Of Rust and Glass is looking for literary or visual submissions for their quarterly magazine. Their January 2021 theme is "Hunger", and you have time to submit until December 15th. Visit for more info!

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Graphic design delivers the power to change

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