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The MSU Union Art Gallery opened its doors during the fall of 2016. It is programmed and operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. Located on the second floor of the MSU Student Union just off of the Abbott Road entrance to campus this space maintains a diverse range of visual art exhibitions twelve months of the year.


A solo exhibition featuring the paintings of Clarissa R Gerber.

May 25 - July 21, 2018

Reception July 21, 1-3PM


In Our Nature: Dialogues Between Humans and the Environment

Curated by Museum Studies students in Professor Susan J. Bandes’s Curatorial Practices course, this exhibition explores the varied ways that humans and the environment interact over time and across the globe.

April 20 - March 12, 2018


WATER Puerto Rico......Flint a Human Right

A solo exhibition featuring Karen Hampton MSU Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies

January 19 - March 23, 2018



A solo exhibition featuring the work of Jeffery Evergreen.

October 16 - December 16, 2017


Knitting the Resistance

Crafting political protest from the 2017 Women's Marches.

July 21, 2017 –  September 16, 2017



A solo exhibition featuring the sculptures of Matthew Boonstra.

May 20 - June 20, 2017


(RE) Dress: Outfitting Controversy

Objects from the MSU Museum and Broad Art Museum Curated by MSU Museum Studies Students

April 21, 2017 - May 10, 2017


1963 / 2017 Measured in Moments

Photographs by Leonard Freed in dialogue with Ta-Nehisi Coates

February 17, 2017 - March 31, 2017


Color Pattern Form

An exhibition featuring the paintings of Maria Rose Adams and the ceramics of Jeff Blandford

December 2, 2016 - January 27, 2017


Women of Graphic Design

An exhibition featuring Alumnae of the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design.

October 14, 2016 - November 20, 2016