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Welcome to the NKU Art Galleries

Our galleries are free and open to the public. They serve as a premier venue for the exhibition of high-quality artworks from regional, national, and international artists as well as a creative forum for students, the campus community, and region. We also showcase and engage the art of traditionally underrepresented groups and individuals who have contributed to the richness and diversity of our region.

To this end, the gallery will strive to create educational opportunities through outreach programs, experimental projects, and institutional collaborations. Our exhibitions include challenging and engaging contemporary work by nationally recognized artists as well as faculty and student shows such as the student juried exhibitions and BFA senior exhibitions.


2023-2024 Exhibitions

Alice Pixley Young and Adrienne Dixon: “Cadence”
(Main Gallery)

M’Shinda Imani Abdullah-Broaddus: “Portal Again”
(Third Floor Gallery)

Aug. 24 – Oct. 20, 2023
Reception: Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m.

Fall BFA Senior Exhibitions

Nov. 30 – Dec. 12, 2023
Reception: Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.

Faculty Exhibition

Jan. 16 – Feb. 10, 2024
Reception: Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Juried Student Exhibition

Feb. 19 – March 14, 2024
Reception: March 14, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Senior Exhibitions

April 11-26, 2024
Reception: April 11, 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Hours

Our gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.



The NKU Art Galleries are located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center. The third floor is the entrance floor from the main campus plaza. There are two gallery spaces: The Main Gallery and the Third Floor Gallery.

The SOTA Community Showcase Atrium is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center near the Corbett Theatre.


Guest Parking

Parking is available for a fee in the Welcome Center Garage. Parking is available on reception night in Lots I and D.

Parking & Directions Information


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David Knight
Interim Director of Galleries
(859) 572-5148