Holtzman MFA Gallery

The Holtzman MFA Gallery in the Center for the Arts focuses on thesis exhibitions and new work by graduate students, invited students and guests from other institutions.

Holtzman MFA Art Gallery

The Holtzman MFA gallery serves as a catalyst for creating dialog in the classroom and the community.  It is located on the second floor of the Center for the Arts. All exhibitions are free and open to the public. 


Current Exhibition


July 13-August 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This summer the TU Center for the Arts Holtzman MFA Gallery houses a unique exhibition of works created by at-risk youth seeking to convey our common humanity and to build community connections. The exhibition is a partnership with The Children’s Home, Inc. (TCH).

The Children’s Home, located in Catonsville, MD, is a nonprofit group home which provides residential care for children and youth ages 13-21 from around Maryland and DC who have experienced trauma. 

“This exhibition is an opportunity to build connections between the TCH youth and the community through art and design,” remarked Kimberly Hopkins, who led workshops with TCH youth, resulting in the showcase. 

The exhibition features posters on the subject “What would you like to share about yourself with the community?” as well as a painted car hood from a workshop led by artists Michael Whitehead and Aaron Maybin.

Curated by Kimberly Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at TU
 misperception is generously supported in part by a Towson University Faculty Development and Research Committee (FDRC) Grant, BTU, The Children’s Home, Inc., TU College of Fine Arts and Communication, and TU Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education.



Past Exhibition

Spring 2019 MFA Exhibition: Nadia Mohamed, Lukas Goodmuth, and Yong Jea (Frank) Cho

Nadia Mohamed presents Into the Vale. Mohamed explores the relationship of the human body and the natural world. Working through the lens of healing and decay, the artist uses delicate, time-sensitive fiber manipulation techniques, and alternative processes to challenge what is seen as beneficial, harmful, beautiful, or offensive.  In the Holtzman MFA Gallery

Lukas Goodmuth presents Panacea. Goodmuth presents an architectural consideration of our pyrrhic love for simplistic explanations, and the cost of overlooking complex realities. Teetering structures of belief, internal logic, and beauty rest on faulty joints of assumption and broken reason. In the Holtzman MFA Gallery. 

Yong Jea (Frank) Cho presents In Pursuit of Greatness: Forgive me if I've Ever Hurt You. Cho's fictional short film is about a homogeneous society where "yellow nationalism" arose. The film is based on the artist's childhood memory of witnessing similar real-life events. In the Holtzman MFA Gallery. Additional screenings of the film will take place on January 31 at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in CA 2032. 


February 1-April 20, 2019

Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Opening Lecture and Reception: Thursday, January 31, 6:30p.m.-9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.