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.
Spring 2019 BFA Exhibition
Exhibition runs: May 8 – May 18, 2019
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5–7 p.m., University Gallery / Mahoney Hall and the Dugan Critique Space/ Dugan Hall Basement
Important:BFA exhibition hours vary from the regular semester hours:
The BFA candidates are: Katie Barry, Reggie Blanchard, Ashley Brown, MJ Connell, Erik Dane, Meagan DeSalvo, Andrew Fournier, Sabrina Fullam, Sarah Gibbons, Adam Elbayoumi Gill, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Harrigan, Freddie Higgins, Gergana Ivanova, Breanne S. Kindred, Autumn Markey, Meghan Alexandera McCann, Anna McCarthy, Cullen McManus, Hannah Munroe, Lindsey M Napolitano, Hayley Norman, Jenna Olander, Sharitza Pardo, Melanie Patriquin, Gabriella Pucciarelli, Julia Renaghan, Gus Sajisevi, Julien Saliba, Julia Shifrin, Steve Simoes, Erica Stephen, Erik Swider, Dhahran Velasquez-Channer, Sheila Vo, Nina Vogelsang, Jeffery Wadding, Ami Walker, and Cameron Walsh. Their Fine Art and Graphic Design projects include app design, augmented reality, interactive installations, mixed media, motion graphics, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, 3D animation, video documentation, virtual reality, and web design.
The Art and Design Capstone is a year-long process in which students are encouraged to explore new materials, investigate diverse concepts, and cultivate new ideas. Through exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and critique, concepts become reality in the form of definitive bodies of work. The Art and Design faculty encourage a personal growth mindset for both the individual and the artist/designer that fosters the conceptual development of projects, empowering students to create a personal vision and bring it into the world.
Closed during school breaks.
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BFA Show: May 8 - 18, 2019
Reception: May 9, 5 - 7 p.m.