Center for the Arts Gallery

The Center for the Arts Gallery is the main venue for viewing some of the region and the nation’s finest artwork. The gallery is on the third floor of the Center for the Arts, near the box office.

Center for the Arts Gallery

The Center for the Arts Gallery is the main venue for viewing some of the region and nation's finest artwork and is a premier exhibition space, rivaling many museum spaces. The schedule includes several exhibitions each year of important living artists of the past 40 years, as well as emerging artists. 

Engaging lectures and premier exhibitions can be found on our campus throughout the year.

Current Exhibitions

 

PRINTFEST: Modern, Contemporary and Future Masters

September 8-December 9, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PRINTFEST is a collection of four interrelated exhibitions on prints and printmaking in the 20th and 21st centuries: Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints from the Reading Public Museum; Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints by African American Artists in the Collection of Otis Robertson; Modern Print Methods and Techniques; and Masters of the Contemporary Print (in the Holtzman MFA Gallery, Sept. 8 - Oct. 7 only). These exhibitions showcase historical figures and young and upcoming artists, and include Picasso, Warhol, John Biggers, Alison Saar, Sandy Winters and Shelley Thorstensen. 

Upcoming Events:

Print Forum Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall 2032
 

COLLECTORS FORUM: OTIS ROBERTSON AND JACKIE COPELAND

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall 2032
 

FAMILY ARTS DAY

Saturday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Atrium
 

All events are free and open to the public 

 

Past Exhibitions

Dark Humor: Joyce J. Scott and Peter Williams

FEBRUARY 10-APRIL 1, 2017
DArk Humor FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS (PDF)
 
This exhibition was inspired by a recent show at the Delaware Art Museum entitled Dark Humor: African American Art from the University Museums, University of Delaware curated by Tiffany Barber. Barber explored the works of black artists who employ “satire, visual puns, farce, absurdity, kitsch, and the bizarre,” to “upend social and aesthetic conventions.” Both Scott and Williams were included in that exhibition; they continue to address issues of racism, violence and stereotypes in their art production. Supported in part by Towson University and the Maryland State Arts Council
 
 

VISIONS OF PLACE: COMPLEX GEOGRAPHIES IN CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI ART

FEBRUARY 5-APRIL 3, 2016
VISIONS OF PLACE FULL Calendar of Events (PDF)
Visions of Place and related programming supported in part by Towson University; Rutgers University; Rutgers Center for the Arts/Camden; Artis Grant Program; Embassy of Israel, Washington D.C.; Maryland Humanities Council; and the Maryland State Arts Council.