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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.



The Art Galleries are now open, reservations are encouraged for outside groups, masks and social distancing are required for all patrons, students and members of our campus community.

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday and major holidays

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.

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

Reservations are recommended for patrons visiting the Art Galleries.

Book a Reservation

COVID-19 Guidelines and Social Distancing
All visitors to Northern Kentucky University must follow our current COVID-19 precautions. Masks are required for all visitors, at all times while on campus, including outdoor spaces. Please practice social distancing in and around the art galleries, leaving at least 6 feet between you and other patrons. If you are feeling ill or have had possible exposure to COVID-19, we ask that you do not visit the art galleries and make new arrangements for a later date after proper quarantine procedures have been met.

COVID-19 Guidelines


Brad McCombs, Visual Arts Program Head | | (859) 572-5562

Rick Endres, Events and Publicity Manager | | (859) 572-5433