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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.


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Spring 2022 Exhibitions


FE22: Full and Part-time Faculty Exhibition

Main Gallery

Featured Faculty: Candice van Loveren Geis: "Presenting As..."

Third Floor Gallery

Jan. 18 – Feb. 18, 2022

Closing Reception: Feb. 17, 5-7 p.m.
Artist Talk: Feb. 17, 4 p.m. (Third Floor Gallery)


Juried Student Exhibition

Main Gallery

March 4 – April 1, 2022

Reception: March 31, 5-7 p.m. 


The Kentucky Art Education Association
2022 Northern Region High School Art Show

Third Floor Gallery

March 8 – 17, 2022

Awards Ceremony: March 17, 6:30 p.m.
Featuring the works of regional 9th - 12th grade artists


BFA Senior Exhibitions

April 21 – May 6, 2022

Reception: April 21, 5-7 p.m.
Studio Arts Gallery Talks: April 21, 3:30 p.m.


The Art Galleries are now open.  


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

Health and Safety

All visitors must follow Northern Kentucky University's COVID-19 guidelines. 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