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The SOTA Community Showcase Atrium is an open community space - community being our community of students, our community on campus, and our community outside of campus and beyond. The Atrium will host K-12 and community art clubs, student, faculty, and staff work, and so much more.


Monday through Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


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

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 atrium, 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 campus and make new arrangements for a later date after proper quarantine procedures have been met.


Past Exhibitions

The Emotional Force of Race: An Exhibition and Call for Creative Response

Curated in true collaboration by Joan Ferrante (Sociology) and India Hackle (English-Creative Writing)

Every person in the U.S. feels the weight of race through unprocessed emotions: anxiety, defensiveness, resentment, rage, longing, exhaustion. Too often these emotions are bottled up, pushed down, or released without relief. The Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project and the School of the Arts (SOTA) collaborate to explore the roots of these emotions, which have entangled us for over 400 years and still weigh us down. This exhibition invites us to wrestle with them; to reflect on what to do with them. We know that wrestling and reflection can energize and bring new responses.

The MCRC Project invites visual, performing and literary artists to submit proposals describing something they will create that will inspire audiences to engage with the emotions of race—their historical roots and contemporary manifestations.  To qualify for funding, the proposals must align with the mission of the MCRC Project.

For more information go to The MCRC Project website.