The Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center Galleries contribute to the enrichment of the broader area community while supporting the academic mission of the University. Twelve to fourteen exhibitions are produced each year. These include challenging contemporary art by nationally recognized artists as well as faculty and student shows that give community members the opportunity to view work by some of the most talented and successful artists of this region. Political, social and cultural themes are examined via artist presentations and written materials. BGSU Galleries is committed to meeting the highest professional standards in all of its activities.
Attend the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition!
Join BGSU School of Art and selected graduating Seniors at the 2017
BFA Exhibition. The show opens Saturday March 18 at 6:00pm and is open
until April 2. The exhibition showcases the work of our talented
seniors from an array of disciplines. Click the image for more
information about the show opening, and a list of events leading up
the reception! Also, attend our visiting Artist
News and Stories
Spring 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition Prospectus
OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 20
Artists whose work investigates the attitudes and biases embedded in the U.S. justice system as evidenced by the sentences meted out to battered women who acted in self-defense but were convicted of murder and those of students convicted of sexual assault. (Read More)
AUGUST 30 – OCTOBER 6
An expanded definition of photographic portraiture is explored in this exhibition of works by 27 renowned artists curated by Lynn Whitney, Andrew Hershberger & Jacqueline Nathan. It will be shown at Slocumb Gallery and the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University in October. (Read More)
January - May 2016
Spring Semester 2016
There was much excitement in Spring 2016 for the BGSU galleries. These shows include the Annual Undergraduate Art & Design Exhibiton, the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibiton, and the MFA Thesis Exhibition. (Read More)
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. OAC Website. We are very grateful for their support, which helps us to provide free meaningful arts experiences to the citizens and students of Northwest Ohio.
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 during exhibitions:
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.