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University Gallery

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

Graphic Design Process BFA Exhibition 2022 Photo by Ellis Roundy and Joe Carmilia-Smith (UML ‘22)

Ellis Roundy and Joe Carmilia-Smith (UML ‘22) 

BFA Graphic Design Exhibition and Reception

April 14–23, 2022

Thursday, April 14 from 5-7 p.m.
Screening and Awards in the Comley-Lane Theatre at 5 p.m.

Adam Lara Ansaldi, Evonna Antypas, Felicia Bornstein, Kourin Breen, Ariana Caraballo, Drew Carbone, Joseph Carmilia-Smith, Bridget Carney-Mogan, Nicole Cleary, C. "Snail" Cole, Maxwell Cowan, Michella Daaboul, Cameron Dacosta, William Dickson, Susan Elias, Adam Feeney, Dalton Griebel, Katelynn Jacques, Calum MacDonald, Emily Mendonca, Lauren Newton, Dhruvi Patel, Kelly Rafferty, Melanie Rivera, Anthony "Fritos" Rodriguez, Ashley Rosario, Lexi Rosenbaum, Ellis Roundy, Michael Scaramozzino, Vincent Sophuok, Celso Spina, Anthony Thai, Chris Toppin, Cathy Tran, Jessica Tran, Samuel Tuan, Joyce Zeng

View the 2022 BFA Exhibition Website

BFA 2022 exhibit title slide with flowers on it
Lisett Cordoba Pren (UML ‘23)

BFA Studio Art + Animation & Interactive Media Exhibition, Reception, and Film Screening

May 5-14, 2022

Thursday, May 5 from 5-7 p.m.
Screening and Awards in the Comley-Lane Theatre at 4:30 p.m.

Ana Bellan, Adrian Bryan, Jairo Cabrera, Connor Capobianco, Hayley Cook, Rachael Cooke, Jordan De Aza, Hanwen, Rodalfi Heredia, Noah Jeter, Erin Kelley,Jessica Kramer, Lucas Lustenberger, Peter J. Matey, Michael Olden, Shauna Ozana, Joel Victoriano Rojas, Aidan Schmidt, Abigail Sepeck, Urdilinya Smith, Sandy Tep, Kassy Tiburcio, Gabriel Toromoreno, Nathan Wong, Kseniya Yermakova

The University Gallery, located in Mahoney Hall, 870 Broadway St., first floor, Lowell, is accessible to all. Free Parking available after 3 p.m. in any university lot. Handicapped parking is adjacent to Mahoney before the parking lot gate. These events are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public. Current UMass Lowell (UML) protocols require all attendees at indoor events to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. During earlier hours please call the Art and Design office at 978-934-3494 to arrange for guest parking.

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

  • Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 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.

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FALL 2021

Pedro Letria: September 15, 2021 - October 16, 2021. Lecture date: September 22, 2021, 5:30 p.m. This exhibition is supported by the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, Fundaçáo Calouste Gulbenkian, and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  View Pedro Letria's exhibit details.  View Pedro Letria's portfolio.

Yuliya Lanina: October 25, 2021 - December 10, 2021. Lecture Date TBD. View Yuliya Lanina's portfolio.

Lucy Kim: January 18, 2022 - March 4, 2022. Lecture Date TBD.  View Lucy Kim's portfolio.

BFA Graduates Exhibition years 2020 - 2022, March 11, 2021 - June 13, with receptions on March 18, April 19, May 3, and May 26, 2022.

Check back for updates, including new lectures and workshops.