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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

UML 2021 BFA Exhibition Perspective

Perspective Exhibition showcases Senior Capstone projects from 2021 BFA Candidates in Animation & Interactive Media, Graphic Design, and Studio Art.

2021 BFA EXHIBITION -  Perspective

Virtual Exhibition:

The UMass Lowell Department of Art and Design is proud to present the Spring 2021 BFA Exhibition: Perspective. This year our exhibit is virtual - please visit our PERSPECTIVE online gallery

The Spring 2021 BFA candidates are:

Sarah Galevi, Spencer Fournier, Jacquelyn Gallant, Jeremy Hean, John Lumenello, William Malavich, Ethan Yoshioka, Madison Grover, Liam Bennett, Michelle Chan, Gabe Olsen, Arthur Mahoney, John St.Hilaire, Allen Clair, James Hays, Sebastian P. Diaz, Quinlan Sullivan, Nolan Alessandro, Abdiel Rojas, Kathryn Thomas, Declan O’Brien, Sean Mulcahy, Michael Koechlin, Tanner Holk, Brianna LaPorta, Paul Compere, Jason Reyes, John C. Riley III, Sadie Thrift, Thomas MacDougal, Jane Orlando, Adryon Miranda, Cassandra François, Nick Selfridge, Lang Touch, Hayley Andrade, Alexandria Drouin.

The Art and Design Capstone is a year-long process. Students are encouraged to explore new materials, investigate diverse concepts, and cultivate new ideas. Through exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and critique, concepts become definitive bodies of work. The Art and Design faculty encourage a personal growth mindset for the artist/designer that empowers students to create a personal vision and bring it into the world.

The University Gallery, located at 870 Broadway St., first floor, Lowell, is accessible to all. Free Parking available after 3pm in any university lot. Handicapped parking is adjacent to Mahoney before the parking lot gate. During earlier hours please call the A&D office at 978-934-3494 to arrange for guest parking. This exhibition will re-appear in person during March and April 2022. 

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The University Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
  • Monday: Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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.