Public programming during the coronavirus pandemic involves online exhibitions and Zoom-related lectures and presentations only. Please click on the Current Exhibitions tab for online exhibitions and the Calendar tab for lectures and presentations.
The UNI Gallery of Art is the exhibition and performance art venue of the UNI Department of Art. A yearly roster of diverse programming supports departmental curriculum as well as the university’s goal to create and maintain an inclusive educational environment that prepares students to thrive in a diverse, global environment.
The Gallery features some of the most outstanding Modern and contemporary artwork, innovative artists and designers, and exciting researchers and educators. Gallery programming stresses the cultivation of contemporary artists and scholars with diverse backgrounds, training, and art practices.
The principal objective is to create crossover attendees and introduce our viewers to artists, designers, historians, and educators who intersect disciplinary, aesthetic, or cultural boundaries. Another objective is to create synergistic bonds in the community by partnering with other arts, culture, and education organizations. Recent efforts have resulted in campus-wide and cross-community events funded by major grants from the Iowa Arts Council, Humanities Iowa, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Educational employment opportunities are also offered to UNI students interested in careers in arts administration and the museum profession. The Gallery’s student staff gains valuable experience in museum and gallery management through Work Study, Cooperative Education Internship, and volunteer opportunities.
Gallery and Art Collection tours may be booked by appointment only.
The University of Northern Iowa’s spring semester is January 25 – May 7, 2021. Please note, however, the Gallery's programming is January 25 – April 30, 2021.
All programming at the UNI Gallery of Art is admission-free.
For more information, contact the Gallery: