Department of Art + Design,
Art History, Art Education
The Center for the Arts houses three galleries — the Holtzman
M.F.A. Gallery, the Asian Arts Gallery, and the Center for the
Arts Gallery. The Center of the Arts Gallery is a premier exhibition space, rivaling many museum spaces. Curator Susan Isaacs and Gallery Director Christopher Bartlett schedule several exhibitions each year and summer.
Exhibitions include important living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists and students. The Holtzman M.F.A. Gallery exhibits new work by graduate students, invited students, guests from other institutions, and nationally and internationally recognized artists. The gallery serves as a catalyst for creating dialog in the classroom and the community. Openings and receptions are coordinated with the Center for the Arts Gallery. Students have opportunities to work in the gallery, as they do in the other galleries.
Holtzman and Center for the Arts Galleries exhibit internationally-known
artists, such as Alison Saar, Creighton Michael, Sam Giliam,
Nancy Jurs, and Wendell Castle, as well as student work. Many
of the artists exhibiting also lecture and critique student work
as guest artists during their exhibitions. The Asian Arts Gallery
presents international exhibitions of contemporary and traditional
arts from Vietnam, Korea, China, Japan, and many other countries.
All galleries are considered as teaching resources. Undergraduate and graduate
students work in the galleries and enroll in courses in exhibit
design. The galleries are open to the public.
Undergraduate and graduate students create opportunities to exhibit outside of the Towson University campus, with the assistance of art faculty. One site that has supported student exhibitions for several years is the Towson Commons Gallery, located in downtown Towson.