UB Art Gallery
Who We Are
UB Art Gallery, is located in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) campus. Founded in 1994, the Center was designed by Gwathmey and Siegel Associates Architects, and features 5,000 square feet of exhibition space in its First Floor, Second Floor and Lightwell Galleries.
The UB Art Gallery’s core exhibition program provides a dynamic forum for contemporary artists, as well as faculty and students across disciplines, to showcase research and artwork through exhibitions, projects and events.
In collaboration with the Department of Art, a Graduate Assistant, who is trained and supervised by professional gallery staff, manages the Second Floor Gallery. The GA curates four exhibitions each year; three annual exhibitions highlighting artwork by undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates from the Department of Art. The fourth exhibition empowers the Graduate Assistant to plan, curate and organize an exhibition for the Second Floor Gallery.
The UB Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts is a non-collecting institution that has a pedagogical mission to present and interpret temporary exhibitions that examine cultural and socio-political topics informing current art practices. The Gallery also initiates programs and conferences that bring together scholars from various disciplines to discuss issues that effect cultural and social policy. The UB Art Gallery supports the creation and presentation of artworks by emerging and mid-career artists, emphasizing interpretation of this work through scholarly publications. The UB Art Gallery also provides training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate internships, including curatorial experiences.