A new art gallery at Michigan State University’s East Lansing campus, called the MSU Union Art Gallery, opened its doors to the public on Oct. 14. The new space brings the number of gallery spaces managed by the university’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design to four.
The gallery, which will primarily feature work from the department’s alumni, is located on the second floor of the MSU Union. The building also houses the university’s Welcome Center, dinning and retail facilities, the Student Media Center, and more.
“(The new gallery) will give us an opportunity to engage a whole new audience that may not be familiar with our student galleries,” says Chris Corneal, chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Design. “The MSU Union is the doorway to campus for many guests and we look forward to taking advantage of this high visibility to showcase exciting works created by artists and designers with links to the past, present, and future of MSU.”
Throughout the year, four to five exhibitions will be held at the gallery, with each exhibition lasting eight weeks.
The first exhibit is the Women in Graphic Design show, which features the work of 10 alumnae who have graduated from the university’s graphic design program. The show will be held until Nov. 20.
The gallery also has a graduate assistantship appointment connected to the space. The student appointed to that position would help with planning, curating, installing, and de-installing exhibits.
The MSU Union Art Gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10-a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Department of Art, Art History, and Design also manages two galleries in the Kresge Art Center, located at 600 Auditorium Rd., and (SCENE) Metrospace, located at 110 Charles St.
For more information, visit msuunion.com.