Galleries and Collections at UT Arlington
The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington has a growing reputation as a center of creative and academic excellence in Texas. The world-renowned glass program, directed by Texas State Artist David Keens, is only one of the mediums for creativity and expression. Digital media, clay, drawing, film, metals, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture round out the curriculum, and result in exceptional exhibitions for guests to enjoy when visiting the University’s galleries.
As the primary exhibition space, The Gallery at UTA hosts important regional and national shows year-round. In addition, a unique, vibrant and completely student-managed exhibition venue called Gallery West, located in the Studio Arts Center, provides opportunities for outstanding emerging artists. Annual events, like the glass art sale and exhibition openings, have become hot ticket traditions in north Texas.
In addition to the Galleries, you can find other artistic treasures throughout UT Arlington. Sculptures and fountains enhance the entire campus. A permanent collection enhances a wing of the second floor of the University Center. The Central Library boasts special collections ranging from maps, manuscripts, newspaper photography and archives, and much more. Gallery76102, located at the UT Arlington/Fort Worth Center in downtown Fort Worth, features local artists and other special exhibitions.