University Galleries

Outside view of Brick City building 1 and downtown.

The University Galleries are dedicated to serving Missouri State University, Springfield and the Midwest region.

Galleries are located throughout campus and downtown Springfield.

Our commitment to you

The Art + Design Department stands with our BIPOC students and coworkers in the fight against racism and discrimination of any kind. Using art and design to communicate the history and intersectionality of human lives is central to our mission through education and civic engagement.

We are committed to addressing the needs of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We stand together, dedicated to social justice and respect for individual and group identities including, but not limited to, age, sex, race, color, socio-economic status, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, culture, and national and ethnic origin. We are eager to listen, learn, and do better to dismantle the systemic injustices that impact us all.

We will do better. Discover more about our commitment.

Now on View

Brick City Gallery
Transcending Voids
ft. work from Eric Beltz, Joel Daniel Phillips, and Winnie Truong
September 1 – October 7 | First Friday Art Walk: September 2, 6-9 PM & October 7, 6-9 PM
Slow Viewing Night: Monday, September 26, 6-7 PM

Carolla Arts Exhibition Center
MO-KY Mud 2: A Collaborative Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics
September 19 – October 7 | First Friday Art Walk: October 7, 6-9PM

Cabot Gallery
Textile Cartography
August 29 - October 7 | First Friday Art Walk: October 7, 5-7PM



Our mission

As a collective network of galleries, we seek to:

  • Connect patrons and students through engaging exhibitions exploring contemporary art and cultural trends.

  • Foster an environment of equity, diversity, exploration, and experimentation for Missouri State students.
  • Dedicate a minimum of 50% annual programming to artists, designers and scholars from historically underrepresented communities to focus on elevating those formally silenced voices and educating our community through equal representation in all exhibitions and programming.

We look forward to seeing you in the galleries and online.

Appraisals or authentications

University Galleries does not provide appraisals or authentications.

We suggest contacting the Appraisers Association of America for guidelines and state searches. You can also find general information and links for appraisals at the Archives of American Art.