Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11–6, Saturday 11–3

Covid 19 precautions:  must wear a mask and social distance in the Gallery

Art Walk Central 2021
University Art Gallery is the largest venue for the Art Walk Central art event.  Organized by Art Reach of MidMichigan and sponsored in part by the City of Mt. Pleasant and CMU this exhibition will feature the works of   artists from across Michigan and nationally. Many of the artists are CMU alums, students, faculty or staff: Marilyn Biefer, Skip Bleecker, Laura Coffee, Madeline DeVantier, Tatsuki Hakoyama, Kate Kinder, Ann Kowaleski, Sally Rose, Emily Swierzbin, and Ingrid Tourangeau. Awards of $11,000 will be given for Jurors, Public Choice and Youth categories.  Come see the works by all the talented artists - then register and vote for your favorite artist for the public choice award. 
August 3 – August 28, 2021

Art Walk Central hours at the Gallery: Mon.- Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-4
Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition 2021
Members of the Department of Art & Design faculty exhibit their current work. Exhibition features work in painting, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture & video by faculty Jeremy Davis, Johanna Paas, Clark Most, Anne Gochenour.

September 10 – October 2, 2021


Monsure Awatunde, Something Light 2, paper, polythene, plastic bag, jute bag
Monsur Awotunde: Moving Entitites
Barstow Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
Monsur Awotunde's statement about this work – "My works explore the themes of home, travel, desire and memory. In my current body of work titled Moving Entities, I explore the idea of relocation and dislocation through abstraction. The relocation from one continent to another, from one country to another and from one state to another state. The dramatic cultural shift, the absence of one's basic and essential foods, are felt deeply as one finds himself in the presence of starkly different substitutes.

The works are embedded with disparate detritus such as: paper, polythene, plastic and jute bags – all of which are commonly used in the transportation of food products especially in Nigeria, and the United States. The materiality of the work highlights the metaphorical notions of travel and migration of people and the movement of foods as commodities for human consumption.
Working within the language of abstraction, the paintings present cultural and social elements of identity through traditional Nigerian foods and their American substitutes.
September 10 – October 2, 2021


Adam Strauss, Market Forces, 2018

Adam Strauss: Out of Paradise
Out of Paradise is an exhibition of paintings by New York artist Adam Straus, presenting and distorting idealized scenes of the natural world with incisive social commentary and a signature wry humor.
Adam Straus, Market Forces, 2018
Seductive and gloomily romantic landscapes, the paintings go beyond visual pleasure and articulate his concerns about the cruel reality of our planet. In his oils, Straus represents the self-consciousness of the viewer as well as the struggle of mankind and nature.
This exhibition of Straus's work will feature 42 works from the past twelve years. On first glance they are romantic landscapes, but in a closer look they represent a postmodern aesthetic as well particularly timely social relevance. Paintings displayed from his latest series contrast current events from 2016-2020 with an optimistic view of nature's resilience. They juxtapose classic romantic landscapes of National Parks and images inspired by 19th-century artists with layers of recent newspaper coverage of politics, racial tensions, immigration, human rights, and other issues dominating current events.
October 8 – November 6, 2021

Michigan Highschool Juried Exhibition
         November 17 – 20, 2021
         Awards announced on Saturday Nov. 20th
Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Applied Arts in Art, Fall 2021 Exhibition

This art exhibition showcases the work by CMU Department of Art & Design candidates for the BFA and BAA in Art degree.  BFA candidates are Lauren Blake and Taylor Flynn and BAA candidates are Abigail Burch, Nicole Lenz, Anastasia Poindexter, Rachel Rathbun, Simin Wu. The exhibition fulfills part of the requirements for their degree and capstone class taught by Anne Gochenour, Director of the University Art Gallery.

November 6 – November 21, 2020
Jane Nodine, The Savored Line, (detail) 2015Monoprints on Washi paper
FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused

Enticed by touch, FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused explores materials and processes linked through craft and meaning.  With a shared focus on encaustic (pigmented hot wax) four artists, Kristy Deetz, Reni Gower, Jane Nodine,and Daniella Woolf, beautifully underscore where material and intent converse and fuse.  Whether a painting, a tapestry, an installation or artist book, the artworks resonate with a profound tactility echoed through substance, image, and idea.  FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused celebrates the art of making across a wide interdisciplinary matrix.

January 14 – February 12, 2022

2022 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition
Juried by an art professional outside of Mount Pleasant, this exhibition is open to all students at Central Michigan University. Awards of $800 are given - determined by the juror.

Entries will be by Call for Entry (Café) from Jan 14 – Feb 8, 2022
February 25 – March 26, 2022
Graphic Design 2022 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Exhibition done as part of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and the capstone class taught by Clark Most it features work by candidates for the BFA in Graphic Design:

April 1 – April 16, 2022

Bachelor of Fine Arts & Bachelor of Applied Arts in Art,                  Spring 2022 Exhibition

This art exhibition showcases the work by CMU Department of Art & Design candidates for the BFA in Art degree: Danielle Nefe, Courtney Rekowski, Sienna Rogers and Bachelor of Applied Arts in Art: Chance Delor, Rebecca Herman, Alexander Roesly, and Brittney Simms. The exhibition fulfills part of the requirements for their degree and capstone class taught by Anne Gochenour, Director of University Art Gallery.

April 22 – May 7, 2022

Mount Pleasant Public Schools 2022 Exhibition     
Art works by Mount Pleasant Public Schools students, grades 1-12 will be                                  featured.  The MPPS art educators select and install the works.     

May 10 - 20, 2022