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

 

From the Inside Out: Building the Silhouette

Tuesday, January 30-Saturday, March 17
Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
Opening Reception February 8, 2018
This exhibition celebrates Towson’s extensive historical clothing collection, with a focus on the century betwen 1820-1920. Visitors get a behind the scenes look at the clothing we so often see in old photos and
ads. From the most private of undergarments and hidden tricks of the trade to the outfits and accompanying outerwear, we answer the question, "How DID they wear that?"
 
 

Upcoming Events:

Opening Reception and Lecture: Artist Annet Couwenberg 

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; reception begins at 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall 2032 and Atrium
 

LECTURE: Dean of COFAC AND Costume Historian Susan Picinich

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall 2032
 
 

family arts day

Saturday, March 3, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts, Atrium
 
 

Secret Cinema: Fashion Undressed

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts Lecture Hall 2032
 

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public 

 

 
 

Past Exhibitions

PRINTFEST: MODERN, contemporary and Future masters

September 8-December 9, 2017
PRINTFEST FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS (PDF)
PRINTFEST was 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. These exhibitions showcase historical figures and young and upcoming artists, and include Picasso, Warhol, John Biggers, Alison Saar, Sandy Winters and Shelley Thorstensen. 
 
 

Dark Humor: Joyce J. Scott and Peter Williams

FEBRUARY 10-APRIL 1, 2017
DArk Humor FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS (PDF)
Dark Humor and related programming 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.