About the Galleries

Gallery Director: Brad Cushman

All exhibitions are free and open to the public
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Art in a time of Social Distancing

The physical galleries are currently closed. If patrons are interested in seeing exhibitions in person they may contact the Department of Art and Design to discuss arranging a visit. We are following COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing protocol adopted by the UA Little Rock administration for the Fall 2020 semester. Masks are required. Galleries are currently closed on weekends and University Holidays.

Contact the main office at 501-916-3182 or email Brad Cushman at becushman@ualr.edu.

Email or call to schedule appointments.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery Information

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 in course work and assignments, allowing UA Little Rock students the benefit of working directly with original art.