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 first floor of Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, Mass.

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

Current Exhibit

Spring 2024 Animation & Interactive Media + Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition

May 2 – 22, 2024

Reception: May 2, 2024, 6:30  8:30 p.m. 
BFA 2024 - Studio Art + Animation & Interactive Media BFA Exhibition logo with abstract digital background. Image by BFA Student Martha Moreno

The UMass Lowell Department of Art and Design is thrilled to present the Spring 2024 Animation & Interactive Media + Studio Art BFA Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in the University Gallery, the Mahoney Student Gallery, and the Mahoney hallways from May 2 – 11, 2024. There will be a screening of the Animation & Interactive Media projects and an awards ceremony for all the BFA candidates on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Smith Ballroom (Coburn Hall, room 255), followed by a reception in Mahoney Hall. These events are free, accessible, and open to all.

The 2024 BFA candidates in Studio Art are:

  • Iram Chughtai
  • Kara Cormier
  • Cassandra Donnelly
  • Arie Dowe
  • Nicole Eckström
  • Eden Gonzalez
  • Emma Gottmann-Hanrahan
  • Kiara Lemus
  • Lily Yvette Ansara McCusker
  • Sam Poole
  • Sarah Sullivan
  • Megan Steward

The 2024 BFA candidates in Animation & Interactive Media are:

  • Kat Donovan
  • Kyleigh Dowling
  • Christian J. Flaherty
  • Giselle Harb
  • Noel Heeran Jr.
  • Antonio Netto
  • Bohne Nguyen
  • Dhruvi Patel
  • Qadir Barnard-Pratt
  • Shelby Streete
  • Rachel Whipple

The BFA candidates in Studio Art and Animation & Interactive Media hail from Ayer, Belmont, Billerica, Charlton, Dracut, Lexington, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Pembroke, Westford, Wilbraham, Wilmington (all in Mass.), Hudson, N.H. and Ahmedabad, India.

Their projects include 2D and 3D animation, virtual reality, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture. There are proof-of concept trailers, pitch bibles, digital illustration, an illustrated poem book, a biology themed computer game with punkish vibes, an animated mission to rescue a lost sister, and a multi-player adventure game about a spooky summer camp. There are works that explore female identity and experience, mixed media works featuring Irish Pagan lore and witchcraft, sculpture made from the detritus of everyday life, and delicate ceramic pieces showcasing the power and vulnerability of what it is to live in a female body. These projects are the culmination of their yearlong capstone projects for the BFA degree.

  • Mass Cultural Council logo

    The University Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

    • Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Appointments recommended, call 978-934-3494.

    Closed during school breaks.

    Please contact us for more information.

    The University Gallery is accessible to all. Gallery events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wilder Metered Lot, located at the intersection of Wilder Street and Bachelder Street. The entrance to the lot is located on Bachelder Street. After 4 p.m. visitors may park in any open campus lot.

Past Exhibits

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