Gallery of Visual Arts

Our exhibitions are moving to a virtual experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to resuming a full schedule of in-person exhibits next year. Stay safe and healthy!


BFA thesis exhibition online!
BFA exhibition

Feb. 19-March 12        
MFA I Thesis Exhibitions, Stephanie Dishno: Coalescent and Molly Rivera: Fabrications, Opening Reception, Thu, 2/20, 5-7 pm

March 25-April 9          
MFA II Thesis Exhibitions, Ryan Caldwell: Permutation and Darla Pienciak: The Space Between Points and Their Navigational Reference, Opening Reception, Thu, 3/26, 5-7 pm


Student Events and Exhibitions

 To share your show or art-related event, contact Ed Morrissey in the Art Office.  243-4181. 

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Contact information

Gallery Director: Cathryn Mallory | | 406-243-2813

Social Sciences Building, first floor


Monday-Thursday 11am-4pm The Gallery of Visual Arts is open during the academic year and observes all UM holidays and semester breaks.

About the GVA

Gallery of Visual Arts fac showThe School of Art's Gallery of Visual Arts presents professional contemporary exhibitions that serve the School, University at large, and the surrounding community with its interdisciplinary offerings. It is considered a teaching and professional research laboratory, and is one of the School of Art’s most visible forms of outreach. The exhibitions and presentations feature regional, national, and international artists, exhibitions of all B.F.A. senior thesis projects, all M.A. and M.F.A. thesis projects, an art faculty exhibition, and a juried art student exhibition annually.
Exhibition tours for public and private schools, as well as other departments on campus, can be scheduled by calling the gallery. All exhibitions and artist lectures are free and open to the public, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. Opportunities for students through supervised internships and work-study positions are available.

Submitting Proposals

The Gallery of Visual Arts invites artists, arts organizations, and independent curators to submit exhibit proposals for review. The gallery also welcomes collaborations with university departments. Proposals should be sent to the Director, Gallery of Visual Arts, School of Art, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 or electronically to The gallery is 2200 square feet and is split into three adjoining exhibition spaces. Exhibits generally rotate on a monthly basis from September through May. 

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