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The University Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that serves the Art & Design Department, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as the city of Lowell and the greater Merrimack Valley Region. The gallery hosts 4-6 major exhibitions each year, including the biannual B.F.A. show featuring the senior projects from the Art & Design studios. From emerging artists to seasoned practitioners with national and international reputations, the University Gallery's exhibition program showcases a broad variety of artistic approaches, media and content reflecting the curricula of the Art & Design program and enhancing the cultural environment of the community and surrounding area. 

The University Gallery is located on the 1st floor of Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street, Lowell.

Gallery Exhibitions: Admission is free and opening receptions usually include a lecture by the curator or exhibiting artist.

Current Exhibit

UML Exhibit: Bajc Vitaljic

Image Credit Top:
Maša Bajc
Untitled (Un-common realities series)
Archival pigment print

Image Credit Bottom:
Sandra Vitaljić
Beloved series
Archival pigment print

and there was evening, and there was morning
Photography from Croatia:
Maša Bajc and Sandra Vitaljić
Curated by Pavel Romaniko

Dates of exhibit: Sept. 5 - Oct. 6, 2018
Artist reception: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the University Gallery, Mahoney Hall
Artists' talk follows
: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5-6 p.m., Weed Lecture Hall #2

Silent Suffering: A posthumous reflection on intimate partner violence. A panel/discussion between April Pattavina, Joselyne Chenane Nkogo, and Sandra Vitaljić. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., Weed Lecture Hall #1

Artists websites:

Read the and there was: Press Release (pdf).

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  • Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed during school breaks.


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Fall 2018

October 18 - Saturday, November 17, 2018
Young Min Moon
Some Sense of Order

Artist Talk: Nov. 14, 2018 3:30 p.m., O'Leary 222
Reception to follow: 5 - 6:30 p.m., University Gallery O'Leary Library 222
Young Min Moon's website

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Some Sense of Order, 2017, 38 x 46 cm, oil on linen

December 1, 2018 - December 21, 2019
High School Show
Schedule drop off for Saturday - Nov. 17 (Location TBD)
Reception Sunday, December 2

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019
Fall BFA Exhibition 2018
Last Day of Classes Dec. 13, Reading day Dec. 14
Critiques Friday, Dec. 14 & Mon., Dec. 17, 3 - 9:30 p.m.
BFA Reception Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5 - 7 p.m.

January 22, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Save the Date!
University Gallery, Spring 2019
404 International Festival of Art and Technology
Performances & Symposium: Feb. 6 - 9
404 International Festival of Art and Technology website

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