In support of its mission to provide an enriched understanding and appreciation for the visual arts, the UAG works with the Department of Art & Design, the Library Special Collections: Permanent Art Collection, the Community School for the Arts, and other University departments to offer a variety of educational and cultural programs. Through its programming, the UAG seeks to engage with local and regional communities in an effort to expand awareness of and accessibility to the arts and promote an understanding of the importance of the arts in culture.
Through the UAG’s tour program, groups of visitors from the University and the local community are able to have direct experience with works of art and learn about the unique qualities of the visual arts. Tours of exhibitions and the permanent art collection are designed for a wide range of visitors from K-12 school groups to senior citizens.
Visit our Guided Tours page for details about tours for 4th to 12th grade students. By partnering with the Library Special Collections: Permanent Art Collection tours address Indiana’s academic standards in the visual arts and Illinois’ fine arts learning standards.
Guided tours require a reservation and are subject to the availability of staff. No fee is charged for tours. Contact Grace Flesher at (812) 237-3720.
The ISU’s collection of approximately 3,600 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, and photographs offers unique opportunities for University faculty of all disciplines to engage students in relevant discussions about original works of art. Visits to the Gallery or class discussions with the Curator or visiting scholars can better engage visual learners and get students to think about any topic from a different perspective.
To request a presentation on or off campus about an object(s) in the collection, a lecture about the WPA collection, or an overview of the collection, contact Jason Krueger at (812) 237-7815.
Visiting Artist / Scholar Lectures, Workshops, & Critiques
The UAG’s Visiting Artist / Scholar Program has brought a diverse array of professionals from the field to Indiana State University. Lectures, critiques and workshops present exceptional opportunities for students and teachers to learn new techniques, find out about innovations within the industry, or develop their own creative perspectives.
Each year, the Department of Art & Design at Indiana State University hosts Art Day. This event gives high school students the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting workshops held in the studios and lecture rooms of the Department of Art & Design. All workshops are conducted by ISU faculty and graduate students. Most of these workshops emphasize a hands-on approach to learning.
To learn more, contact the Department of Art & Design at (812) 237-3697.
Department of Art Exhibitions
Annually, the UAG is host to the ISU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition in September, the Fall and Spring Graduate Thesis Exhibitions at the end of each semester, and the ISU Juried Student Exhibition, traditionally held in February.
Visit the exhibitions & events page for the upcoming schedule.