Art Galleries

NOTICE: The Art Department Gallery and Elaine L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University are committed to the health and safety of its campus and surrounding communities. In accordance with university restrictions put in place to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, our year-end exhibitions and special events have been cancelled and our galleries will be closed for the remainder of the semester. Please continue to visit our website and social media pages for updates at Additional details and campus updates can be found at

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.

James Lee Byars: Back in Detroit, 2019


2019-2020 Exhibition Season Schedule:


Art Department Gallery

September 6 through October 4, 2019
October 18 through December 6, 2019
Works by Judith Moldenhauer (Murray Jackson Award Exhibition)
January 10 through February 7, 2020
2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition
February 21 through March 6, 2020
March 20 through April 3, 2020
2020 Undergraduate Exhibition / Graduating Seniors Exhibition
April 17 through May 8, 2020


Elaine L. Jacob Gallery

This Land Is... Curated by Jennifer Belair
October 25 through December 13, 2019
January 16 through March 20, 2020
Works by Sunghyun Moon and JAK
April 3 through July 3, 2020

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