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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 are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated


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 guests visiting the Art Galleries.

Book a Reservation

Health and Safety

All visitors must follow Northern Kentucky University's COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required indoors on campus for all persons, vaccinated and unvaccinated. The vaccines are safe and effective in preventing serious disease. Please get vaccinated if you have not done so already.

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


Sso-Rha Kang
Director of Galleries and Outreach
(859) 572-5148