History of the Art Gallery

The Art Gallery was founded in 1955 with the donation of artwords from Martin A. Brown and housed initially in the Tawes Fine Arts Center. In 1976, the Gallery moved into newly-constructed office, storage, and exhibition space in the Art-Sociology Building. Five to eight exhibitions are produced each year, often accompanied by catalogues, lectures, gallery talks and panel discussions. The Art Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

The Art Gallery is an administrative unit within the College of Arts and Humanities, and is partially funded by the University. Additional funds come from national, state and local arts agencies, foundations, corporations, and private donors.

Click here to see a historical list of exhibitions held at The Art Gallery.