Department of Art

Art Events and Exhibitions

Check our upcoming exhibits available in our Main Gallery (1st floor) or in the Clement Gallery (lower level) in the UToledo Center for the Visual Arts, immediately adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art. 

Spring 2024

Graphic - UToledo Art Faculty Exhibition 2024Art Faculty Exhibition 2024

Jan. 22 - Feb. 16
Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

Opening Reception - Friday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m.

Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

The UToledo art faculty are hosting a show of their latest projects. From 2D to 3D to digital - come see their amazing work! The exhibit and reception are both free and open to all.


  • Jordan Buschur
  • Jason Cox
  • Julia Labay Darrah
  • Deb A. Davis
  • Dan Hernandez
  • Shin Yeon Jeon
  • Tom Lingeman
  • Daniel McInnis
  • Barbara Miner
  • Deborah Orloff
  • Mysoon Rizk
  • Karen Roderick-Lingeman
  • Arturo Rodriguez
  • Barry Whittaker
  • Eric Zeigler


Jan. 16 - Mar. 14, 2024

Greater Toledo Area

Each year, Lamar, a local outdoor advertising company, displays the work of several UToledo art students on its digital billboards throughout the greater Toledo area. Thanks to our community partner, Lamar, and the hard work of faculty member and organizer, Barry Whittaker (Department of Art), the work of our students receives well-deserved publicity and recognition. Watch for our students' work at the locations below.


  • Glendale at Byrne (facing west)
  • Monroe NW Corner of Laskey (facing east)
  • Washington SE Corner of Huron (facing west)
  • Erie at Anthony Wayne Trail (facing west)
  • I-475 at Upton (facing west)
  • Navarre Avenue West of Wheeling (facing west)
  • I-75 at Monroe (facing south east)
  • Secor at Executive Parkway (facing south)
  • Reynolds NW Corner of Glendale (facing north)
  • Monroe SW Corner of Douglas (facing north)

2024 Juried Student Exhibition

Mar. 1-26
Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

Opening Reception - Friday, Mar. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War

Scene from the film Art of Unwar shows flying drone with eyes superimposed
Film director Maria Niro
Artist Krysztof Wodiczko in front a statue of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln is depicted with sunglasses, a necklace and natural hands

Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Main Branch, McMaster Center

The University of Toledo Department of Art and the UToledo Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities will host a screening the film, Krzysztof Wodiczko: The Art of Un-War. The event will include a dialogue with the filmmaker, Maria Niro, and Wodiczko, the artist featured in the film. The screening and discussion are supported by an Ohio Humanities Spark Grant awarded to the department and the institute. Admission and parking (in the garage behind the library) are free and open to all. 

This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

2024 Bachelor of Fine Arts B.F.A. ExhibitionText over mottled background, UToledo BFA Thesis Exhibition 2024, April 8 to May 31

Apr. 8 - May 31
Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

Opening Reception - Friday, Apr. 26, 5-7 p.m.

Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery




FALL 2023

text on black background “Welcome to the Here and Now: Selections from the Digerati Emergent Media FestivalWelcome to the Here and Now
Selections from the Digerati Emergent Media Festival

Exhibition: Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Installation: Videos will be shown on 4–5 digital displays Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

The University of Toledo’s Department of Art has partnered with Denver Digerati to present an exhibition that pushes the boundaries of art and technology. “Welcome to the Here and Now: Selections from the Digerati Emergent Media Festival” highlights a dynamic selection of artists currently exploring new and experimental storytelling and image generation methods.

Participating Artists

  • Joel Benjamin
  • Bernardo Alevato and Taianne Oliveira
  • David Bennett
  • Jiin Chung and Lizzy Bovee
  • Mingyong Cheng
  • Felix Colgrave
  • Nicolas Gebbe
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Albert Merino
  • Naime Pakniyat
  • Eduardo Medina Salazar
  • Beth Walker
  • Yuanshen Yang
  • Xinhe Zhao

FOCUS EXHIBITIONartwork from the 2022 Focus Show closeup drawing of the feet of a person wearing tennis shoes, pottery, images of a young boy with head down and arms and legs crossed as various hands reach out to him

Nov. 8-Dec. 15

Opening Reception

Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion


Center for the Visual Arts, Main Gallery

The Focus Exhibition is an annual presentation of the finest work of some of the region's best high school aged artists. All are welcome to attend the opening reception and exhibition. (Works shown are from a past exhibition.)

University Libraries Art Student Showcase

Nov. 6 - Dec. 8

(Undergraduate Showcase Reception: Dec. 8)

Carlson Library South Gallery

Carlson LIbrary Art Showcase sign with text and young woman with a sketchpadPottery sculptures - title Beyond the Binary by Ana KingCarlson Library Art Showcase - wide view of wall with paintings

The first University Libraries Art Student Showcase is now open in the Carlson Library South Gallery, and will run through Friday, Dec. 8. On Dec. 8 there will also be a reception in conjunction with the undergraduate showcase.

Carlson Library Art Showcase - display case in foreground with digital display in the backgroundCarlson Library Art Showcase - Firgures #2 by Paige Funchion Carlson Library Art Showcase wide shot of the exhibit

The exhibit is an opportunity for undergraduate students in the UToledo Department of Art to showcase their work. This year’s show features more than 30 artists with work spanning paintings to ceramics to digital art. 


Yellow legal pad as background with text Wearble Conditions + CAST [concepts in art studio and theory]POP UP EXHIBITION - WEARABLE CONDITIONS + CAST

Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m.

The Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. (Downtown Toledo)

The UToledo Department of Art will present two pop up exhibitions, i.e. one-night-only. Both exhibits will be held in the Secor Building. CAST will be in the River House Arts Gallery on the 1st floor. "Wearable Conditions" will be shown on the 2nd floor.

"Wearable Conditions" asks and answers the question, "what would a certain disease look like if it were an artwork that could be worn as clothing?" See the amazing and innovative results.

The CAST [concepts in art studio and theory] features works from students who took the course this semester.

Exhibitions and Events from Past Academic Years

Last Updated: 3/25/24