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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September 30th - November 6th
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, September 30th at 7 pm

Giving VOICE: Native American Printmaking showcases recent Native American prints from Crow's Shadow Institute of Art, located on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon. With its roots in collaborative practice and community, Crow’s Shadow was established in 1992 by James Lavadour (Walla Walla) and Phillip Cash (Cayuse and Nez Perce) to foster economic and cultural development for Native American artists. Since its founding the Institute has grown into an internationally acclaimed printmaking atelier that is widely recognized for its role in sustaining contemporary indigenous visual art.

Curated by Robin Reisenfeld, former curator of works on paper at the Toledo Museum of Art, and faculty member in modern and contemporary art at Christie’s Education, New York.

Tuesday, October 4th at 5:30 pm
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery

Curator's Talk by Robin Reisenfeld

Thursday, November 3rd at 7 pm
Fine Arts 204

Artist Talk by John Hitchcock

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September 16th - October 30th
Willard Wankelman Gallery

Opening Reception Friday, September 23rd at 6pm

BGSU is pleased to welcome an important work into the Fine Arts Center collection, Daniel Bennett Schwartz’s Portrait of the Artist, Running. To celebrate the arrival of the painting, School of Art director Charlie Kanwischer, has curated an exhibition focusing on the process that the artist used to create his masterwork over a period of 16 years.

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

Closed University Holidays.  

Appointments may be available for groups and classes. Contact

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 6pm and on weekends in Lot N.

The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:

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School of Art News & Stories

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Graphic Design Senior Jesse Walton, a CURS grant recipient, is currently featured on the front page of the Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper in Tahlequah, Oklahoma for the senior thesis project. Jesse’s work, "The Revelation Booth serves as an epitome to bring an understanding to the viewers outside of the Indigenous Community to understand their privilege, to see the hardships, confusion and solemness through the installation and create this self-aware feeling, to call to change the viewer’s perspectives, to be motivated to change their own thinking.”

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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!

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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!

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Updated: 09/27/2022 01:48PM