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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.


Summer 2022 Exhibition


Scenes from Nowhere

  • Mark Albain: "Gates of Eden" (Community Showcase Atrium)
  • Joe Hedges: "Pictorial Redux" (Main Gallery)
  • Kyle Angel, MIR Collab, Stephanie Cuyubamba Kong: "Abject Dreamscapes" (Third Floor Gallery)

June 13 – Aug. 26, 2022

Closing Reception: Aug. 25, 5-7 p.m.

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2022-2023 Exhibitions

Fotofocus – This is Kentucky

Sept. 29-Nov. 4, 2022
Reception: Sept 29, 5-7 p.m.

BFA Senior Exhibitions

Nov. 23-Dec. 9, 2022
Reception: Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m.


Juried Student Exhibition

Jan. 26-Feb 16, 2023
Reception: Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m.

NCECA Exhibition

March 6-23, 2023

BFA Senior Exhibitions

April 13-28, 2023
Reception: April 20, 5-7 p.m.


Gallery Hours

Main and 3rd Floor Galleries are by appointment only during the summer semester. Please contact Director of Galleries and Outreach, Sso-Rha Kang at to schedule an appointment during our gallery hours Monday-Friday (9-5 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.


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