Wayne State University

Art Galleries

The Department of Art and Art History programs two galleries on campus for the benefit of our university and surrounding communities. The Art Department Gallery focuses on student, faculty, and alumni exhibitions, as well as the work of community artists. The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery presents exhibitions of national and international significance. 
 
150 Art Building, 5400 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
 
Mission: The Art Department Gallery serves as an exhibition venue to extend the mission of the Department of Art and Art History in support of faculty, students, alumni and community-based groups.
 


METALS 2019, Art Department Gallery

The ADG hosts approximately 12-14 exhibitions each year that feature works by artists associated with WSU and Detroit.  The annual season schedules at the ADG have been strategically revised to accommodate both traditional undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and alumni exhibitions, and the following recently added exhibitions and programs: Annual Mobile Arts Workshop Exhibition following our summer community workshop programs (2015-present); Annual Great Lakes Regional Community College Exhibition with scholarship awards (2015-present); and Annual Tri-County High School Exhibition with scholarship awards (2012-present). 

Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 12-5 p.m.

 

480 West Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201
 

Mission: The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery serves as a forum for the display of nationally and internationally significant contemporary art.


James Lee Byars: Back in Detroit, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 2019 (Photo by Tim Thayer)

The ELJG features four to five exhibitions each year that include works created by emerging and established contemporary artists.  Special programming coinciding with the exhibitions includes visiting artists and curators who provide studio visits, gallery talks, lectures, panels, and performances for students, faculty, staff, and the Detroit community at large.  A majority of the exhibitions and special programs are coordinated in collaboration with prominent regional, national, and international gallery and museum partners, and include their curators, directors, and registrars for consultancy during the planning and installation stages.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, 12-5 p.m.

 

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