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.
With a season of nine major exhibitions and supplementary public events like lectures, tutorials, and performances, 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, and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
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.