Galleries

Welcome! The Galleries are open as of August 26 with the exhibition SEEN+HEARD: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery. 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.

FEATURED

Seen + Heard Webex event flyer

Sexual Assault: The Conversation Continues

WebEx Event | Thursday, September 24, 7:30 to 9pm EST

A virtual discussion with participant/survivors in the exhibition, Seen + Heard: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape.

There is no cost to attend virtual programs. Click HERE to register. The registration password is Seeing. You will receive a confirmation email with the WebEx Event link. This link will also be re-emailed to you prior to the program.

Guests with disabilities are requested to indicate if they need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services, access@bgsu.edu 419-372-8495 prior to the event.

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SEEN+HEARD: Conversations About Sexual Assault, Abuse and Rape

Exhibition Open: August 26 - September 25, 2020

This portrayal of survivors through photographs by Cleveland based artist Honey Lazar, accompanied by their recorded stories, is a powerful testament to the power of telling.

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NOWOH 2020

The Northwest Ohio (NowOH) Community Art Show supports regional artists, providing an opportunity to display work in a professional gallery setting. The exhibition features artists of all abilities in a variety of media, with awards presented in a number of categories, including youth awards and a popular choice award.


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 jnathan@bgsu.edu 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:

OAC

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

Graphic Design Faculty Taylor Simone Featured in 1-844-NOT-ZOOM

1-844-NOT-Z00M is back with a new round of artist submissions to help you unplug and de-Zoom this week. Dial in to hear Volume 2 of their hotline, featuring new works by visual artist Annie Bielski, musician Kenneka Cook, and graphic artist, and writer Taylor Simone. Read More

BGSU art history students reimagine artists’ iconography in modern-day selfies

An assignment in Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch’s art history  class at Bowling Green State University provided a lesson in iconography and resourcefulness.  Students in the Northern European Renaissance Art History course studied self-portraits of that region’s Renaissance artists and used that knowledge and items they found at home while sheltering in place to create modern-day selfies. Read More

Rewired

In a situation replayed across the country students from my Senior Studio Painting and Drawing class became castaways from campus for the final eight weeks of their tenure at BGSU. The result is a showcase of the skill, creativity, honesty and thoughtfulness that went into realizing a compelling body of work we’ve entitled Rewired.