About the Galleries

Gallery Director: Brad Cushman

All exhibitions are free and open to the public

Gallery Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters
(Labor Day to Mid-May)

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on University Holidays

Summer Semester Hours
(Mid-May through Labor Day)

  • Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
  • Closed Weekends and University Holidays

Gallery Information

The art department maintains three art galleries in the Fine Arts Building that showcase traveling, invitational, solo and group exhibitions, and student exhibits throughout the year. All three galleries feature work by emerging and established artists. In addition to temporary exhibitions, the gallery program maintains the UA Little Rock Permanent Collection and Print Study Room with over 1200 works of art in the collection.

The primary gallery space, Gallery I, has 2,500 square feet of floor space and high ceilings which can accommodate large installations and traditional exhibitions. The Ann Maner and Alex Pappas Gallery, a smaller space, is an intimate exhibition space. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work in Gallery III, located on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building, in addition to other juried exhibitions.

The gallery program highlights contemporary and historical art, and traditional and nontraditional crafts to provide opportunities for education, inspiration, and experimentation. The exhibit series and gallery talks are designed to cultivate a diverse audience and dialogue among students, faculty, and the community. The work exhibited in the galleries is incorporated in course work and assignments, allowing UA Little Rock students the benefit of working directly with original art.

Top image from the inaugural exhibition in the Brad Cushman Gallery Building A Collection. Photo by Emily Brockway