Art Gallery
Art Gallery

The Truman State University Art Gallery is committed to the belief that art matters. It changes lives, documents and reflects our experiences, and shows us worlds and perspectives other than our own. We also believe that the liberal arts and sciences matter. Knowledge does not exist in isolation; particularly in the information age, it is interconnected, is created, developed, and maintained communally, and is changeable over time and across cultures.

Each year, the University Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of faculty and student art, art historical exhibitions, and exhibitions of regional contemporary art.



2023-2024 University Art Gallery Schedule

Fall 2023

August 29 – October 11

Working AmericaSam Comen

Learning not to hurt othersMadeline Brice – Charlyn Gallery

Tuesday, August 29
Artist Talk with Madeline Brice, 4 p.m.
Opening Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.

Monday, September 18
Virtual Artist Talk with Sam Comen, 5 p.m. (CDT) | Zoom Link

October 17 – December 1

What we InheritJanhavi Khemka, Maddie May, and Thuong Hoai Tran
I’ll be right here waiting for you to finishEmmett Ramstad – Charlyn Gallery

Tuesday, October 17
Artist Talk with Emmett Ramstad, 4 p.m.
Opening Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.

Monday November 13
Virtual Artist Talk with Janhavi Khemka, Maddie May, and Thuong Hoai Tran, 6 p.m. (CDT) | Zoom Link

December 4 – December 8

A Strong Foundation

Spring 2024

January 23 – March 1

Mobility: African American Artists Abroad, work from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

Friday, January 26
Opening Reception, 5 p.m.

March 19 – April 25

Annual Juried Student Exhibition – in the main gallery
Guest juror: Lorena Molina

This must be the placeLorena Molina

Tuesday, March 19
Opening Reception and Student Awards, 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, April 18
Reception, Student Research Conference, Time TBD

April 29 – May 4

BA/BFA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 3
Closing Reception, 6-7:30 p.m.

Past Exhibitions

Gallery schedule 2022-23

Visit Us

The University Art Gallery resides in the renovated gymnasium in Ophelia Parrish Hall located on Truman State University’s campus near the intersection of East Normal Street and South Mulanix Street. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8:30am – 5 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Please note, the University Art Gallery is closed between exhibitions and during all Truman State University breaks.


During regular business hours, free on-street parking is available on S. Florence Street and S. Mulanix Street. After hours and on Saturdays, you may park in the university parking lots off E. Normal Street for free.

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