The MSU Union Art Gallery opened during the fall of 2016 on the second floor of the MSU Union. It is programmed and operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The MSU Union Art Gallery hosts 6 to 8-week exhibitions featuring work by alumni, contemporary artists, and special curated exhibitions from collaborators on campus.

The MSU Union Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 900 square feet of exhibition space in the heart of Michigan State University within the MSU Union. 

The MSU Union Art Gallery is located at:

40 Abbott Road, RM 230

East Lansing, MI 48824

During exhibitions the MSU Union Art Gallery maintains the following open hours:

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the MSU Union Art Gallery. Prior to entering the Michigan State University campus, we ask that you carefully review the MSU Community Compact which fully outlines expectations for visiting campus as an MSU student, faculty, staff, alumni, contractor, vendor and visitor.

Open Hours August 2020

Tuesday – Thursday 12-5PM

Open Hours Beginning September 2020

Monday – Friday 12-5PM

Mission Statement

The MSU Union Art Gallery is an exhibition space located on the 2nd floor of the MSU Student Union just inside the Abbott Road entrance to Michigan State University. This space opened in October of 2016 and hosts 6-8 week solo and group exhibitions programed by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. This unique space features work made by MSU AAHD Alumni, Visiting Artists, and special on-campus collaborative exhibitions. Through free public exhibitions, programs, and events the MSU Union Art Gallery offers hands-on experiences in the arts and professional development opportunities for Michigan State University students and faculty, and the greater East Lansing community. The MSU Union Art Gallery promotes inclusion and challenges it’s viewers to expand upon their understanding of contemporary art.

All inquires about this space can be sent to AAHD Director of Galleries, Jacquelynn Sullivan Gould at sulli357@msu.edu.

Opportunities

The MSU Union Art Gallery is always looking to expand it’s programming and exhibitions with MSU on-campus partners. If you are interested in proposing an exhibition for the MSU Union Art Gallery, please review the information below and complete an exhibition proposal packet.

Exhibition Proposal Packet

Gallery Floor Plan

Gallery 3-D Rendering

Completed proposals can be sent to AAHD Director of Galleries, Jacquelynn Sullivan Gould at sulli357@msu.edu.