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The Art Gallery

It is the mission of The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland to be a national leader in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, a supporter of new and innovative scholarship, and a vital part of the local and University cultural landscape.

Arts program goals include:

  • to educate the university community as well as the general public from the greater Maryland and Washington, D.C. region on new and innovative scholarship on all art forms from diverse cultures;
  • to play a primary role in the region’s artistic landscape as a venue promoting contemporary art and visual culture; to further distinguish the reputation of the University of Maryland by featuring our permanent art collection for study, research, and exhibition, and offering programming that complements academic objectives; and
  • to provide arts programming and administration training to students through guided experiences in exhibition development and collection management.

The Art Gallery has 4000 square feet of exhibition space in two adjacent rooms with museum quality environmental and security controls. The offices are fully equipped with state-of-the-art computing equipment for collection management, graphic design and production, fiscal and administrative operations, and general in-house and on-line communications. The adjoining prep-room accommodates matting, framing and crating; and the storage vault houses the permanent collection as well as works on loan for exhibitions.