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. 

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: 11/29/23