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.



2018-2019 Art Gallery Schedule
Fall 2018

August 28 – October 5

New Work by Truman State Art Faculty
Priya Kambli in main gallery
and Danielle Yakle in Charlyn Gallery

Opening reception
Tuesday, August 28, 5:00 p.m.

October 16 – November 29

Brandon Gellis and Shelby Shadwell

Artist talk and opening reception
Tuesday, October 16, 5:00 p.m.

April 23-27

BA Thesis Exhibition

Closing reception
Friday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.

December 3 – 7

BFA Thesis Exhibition
in the main gallery

A Strong Foundation
in Charlyn Gallery

Closing reception
Friday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.


Spring 2019

January 24 – March 1

Wynne Wilbur
in the main gallery

New Work by ceramicists Leah Bowring, Emily Nickel and Alexander Thierry
in the main gallery

Masterpieces of Western Desert Painting from the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
in Charlyn Gallery

Opening reception
Friday, January 25, 6-8:00 p.m.

March 19 – April 18

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
in the main gallery
Guest Juror Kate Casanova

Kate Casanove
in Charlyn Gallery

Opening reception
Tuesday, March 19, 5:00 p.m.

April 22 – 26

BA Thesis Exhibition

Closing reception
Friday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.

April 29 – May 3

BFA Thesis Exhibition

Closing reception
Friday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.



Visit Us

The University Art Gallery resides in the renovated gymnasium in Ophelia Parrish Hall located at 300 East Normal Street. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30am – 5:00 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 and S. Davis Street for free.


Wynne Wilbur is a Resident Artist in Montana

Professor Wynne Wilbur spent time this summer in a short term artist residency at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana. While there she worked on porcelain, returning to a material she has focused on during her sabbatical in China and since. While at Red Lodge, Professor Wilbur was one of five Artist-Invites-Artist residents. -Read more Wynne Wilbur is a Resident Artist in Montana