Welcome to The Arts at BGSU! 

The Arts at Bowling Green State University continue to flourish and stretch the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. You can experience the strength of our traditions and the inspiration of our creative innovations.

Comprising the College of Musical Arts, the School of Art, the Department of Theatre & Film and the Creative Writing Program, The Arts at BGSU function as an interdisciplinary unit, promoting a culture of creativity both on our campus and in our community.

Join us! We look forward to sharing our performances, galleries, lectures, and research with you.

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Featured Premier Arts Events

Bing Davis

Bing Davis 20/20 Exhibition

August 30-Septmber 20

August 30
6 p.m. Artist Talk
7-9 p.m. Opening Reception

Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
BGSU Fine Arts Center

BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries is excited to present the 20/20 Exhibition by renowned Dayton-based contemporary artist Bing Davis. This extraordinary showcase will feature new works by Davis alongside a curated selection of pieces from his collection, offering a profound exploration of his artistic legacy and influences.

The show will present a selection of newly created works by Davis and the rare opportunity to view 10 historical African artifacts, providing a cultural and historical context to Davis’s work. Additionally, 10 works by notable modern and contemporary African American artists will be featured.

Davis has significantly advanced equality of Black artists through his extensive work as an artist and educator. At Central State University and the Dayton Art Institute, he has mentored young African American artists and guided their development as professional artists. He is the founder and director of EbonNia Gallery in Dayton, Ohio, a vital platform for Black artists to exhibit their work and engage with the community through workshops and cultural events. He also works to elevate the national profile of Black artists through his involvement with the African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG).


This exhibition is free and open to the public.

For gallery hours, visit bgsu.edu/gallery.  

To individuals with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in these events by contacting Accessibility Services at access@bgsu.edu or 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

In the Round 2024

In The Round: Artistry, Activism, & Presence of Native Creatives

In The Round: a speaker series featuring Native American Creatives seeks to render visible—to the BGSU and local communities—the artistry, activism, and presence of contemporary Native American artists. This series is an extension of the recently-developed BGSU Land Acknowledgment, which provides a foundation upon which the university can build purposeful and sustained practices that seek to decolonize our institution.

In The Round features Native American creatives who work in the areas of the arts here at BGSU: Fine Art, Graphic Design, Music, Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre. The series offers opportunities to enrich the learning, experiences, and perspectives of all members of our campus and local communities. By engaging contemporary Indigenous and Native American Artists, this series challenges erroneous and harmful stereotypes that continue to permeate American society today. Exposure to the artists’ works and techniques through which they share their experiences, worldviews, and reactions to the cultural and historical moment in which we all find ourselves facilitates growth and dynamic learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty.

View our In The Round speakers for 2024.

Arts Calendar of Events

Updated: 07/18/2024 02:27PM