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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.

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


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.