Established in 1975, the University gallery, located in the basement of the Fine Arts Center complex, focuses on the most innovative and contemporary national and international art.
The Gallery maintains a Permanent Collection of approximately 2,600 objects with an emphasis on drawings, prints, and photographs from the second half of the 20th century to the present. Selections from the Collection are regularly incorporated into the exhibition program and frequent use is made of the Collection for purposes of study and research by classes from the Five College area.
The University's mandate of pursuing cutting-edge research within the sciences and the humanities is reflected in the University Gallery's exhibitions and programs. We approach the visual arts with the same quest for knowledge, discovery, and understanding that guides the scientist, engineer, or anthropologist. We see it as our mission to pursue the margins, explore unknown territory, rediscover the familiar, and take risks.