University Galleries

BFA First Friday Art Walk

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

Galleries are located throughout campus and downtown Springfield.

Now on View

Brick City Gallery
i’m sorry for your loss…
Meditations on Discomfort and Change
August 30 – October 6 | First Friday Art Walk: September 1, 6-9 pm & October 6, 6-9 pm


Our mission

As a collective network of galleries, we seek to:

  • Connect with patrons and students through engaging exhibitions exploring contemporary art and culture.
  • Support the mission and legacy of the Art and Design Department.
  • Serve as a professional development resource for students preparing for careers in the visual arts and design.
  • Foster an environment of equity, diversity, exploration, and experimentation for Missouri State students, the Springfield community, and the Midwest region.
  • 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.

Our Commitment

Using art and design to communicate the history and intersectionality of human lives is central to our mission through education and civic engagement. The Art and Design Department is committed to active, intentional and ongoing engagement with equity, diversity, and inclusion in people, in the curriculum, and in communities. We aim to increase one’s awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions.


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.

Exhibiting with The University Galleries

Interested in exhibiting in the University Galleries? Our programming schedule is planned 2-3 years in advance and is reviewed by the department’s Exhibitions Committee. Feel free to send any questions or proposals to Jodi McCoy, Director of Exhibitions at