Kutztown University's reputation as a center for excellence in the visual arts spans nearly a century. Campus and community displays of art provide opportunities for students, faculty, and visiting artists to showcase their work.
The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
The largest gallery on campus, The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery presents significant and professionally executed solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art by nationally and internationally known professional artists.
There are seven exhibitions per academic year: two group or solo exhibits, an artist in residence exhibition, and several individual department exhibits for graduating seniors.
Eckhaus, 157 West Main Street
Eckhaus, which translates to "corner-house" in Pennsylvania Dutch, is a non-profit, student run art gallery. Eckhaus aims to bring enrichment to the community, experience and knowledge to our students and volunteers, and commercial exposure to our artists. There are six art exhibitions per academic year.
Students actively work with the Kutztown community to present local, regional, and international artists as well as faculty, alumni, and student work in all mediums.
Eckhaus also has a very active special events schedule of open mics, live bands, comedy nights and student art sales.
The Student Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
The Student Gallery, located next to the Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Art Building, is reserved for the display of class projects, alumni exhibitions, and solo student exhibits. Students can propose exhibits for senior thesis or group projects. For more information on this exhibition space, contact the Dean's Office.
Bear's Den, McFarland Student Union
Bear's Den showcases the talent of KU's student artists working in any and all media, while enhancing the total coffeehouse experience. Located inside Starbucks, this exhibition space features a regular rotation of student and/or campus community shows. Students gain insight and experience showing artwork in galleries. Artists apply, and if selected, receive a two-week exhibition with a catered opening reception.
Brass Rail, McFarland Student Union
Brass Rail, located directly across from the Bear's Den Coffeehouse, showcases student artwork on a bi-weekly basis. This high traffic area provides a prime location for the viewing of artwork. The process of applying and showing on the Brass Rail is the same as the Bear's Den.
Corner Gallery, McFarland Student Union
Corner Gallery, located inside Starbucks, provides an excellent opportunity for students to exhibit their work in an intimate setting. The process of applying and showing at the Corner Gallery is the same as the Bear's Den.
Library Gallery, Voices and Choices Center, 2nd Floor Rohrbach Library
The Library Gallery is reserved for student curated exhibits and shows by regional and international artists.
Atrium Lobby Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
The Atrium Lobby Gallery displays faculty installed class projects.
Fine Arts Lobby Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
Faculty installed class projects, solo and group student exhibits are displayed in the Fine Arts Lobby Gallery.
Ramp Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
The Ramp Gallery, located in the Fine Arts area, displays faculty installed class projects, student solo and group exhibits.