Interim Gallery Director: Nathan Larson
All exhibitions are free and open to the public
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The Department of Art and Design maintains two art galleries in the Windgate Center of Art and Design (WCAD) that showcase traveling, invitational, solo, and group exhibitions, and student exhibits throughout the year.
Both 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 1600 works of art in the collection.
The primary gallery space, the Brad Cushman Gallery (Level 2, WCAD), has 1,800 square feet of floor space and can accommodate large installations and traditional exhibitions. The Small Gallery (Level 1, WCAD) has 1,000 square feet of floor space.
The Department also manages the Ann Maners and Alex Pappas Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building, a smaller space at 627 square feet, it is an intimate exhibition space.
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 into coursework and assignments, allowing UA Little Rock students the benefit of working directly with original art.