Brenau University Galleries

Established in 1986, Brenau University Galleries feature works by national and international artists, local and regional artists, as well as by Brenau University students, faculty and alumni. As a thoughtful and creative contributor to Northeast Georgia, Brenau University Galleries have created a reputation for excellence by presenting art that engages the world.

The Galleries, located on the Gainesville, Ga., campus, comprise three separate exhibition spaces:

• The Presidents Gallery, located in the upstairs lobby of Pearce Auditorium • Sellars Gallery, located on the first floor of Simmons Visual Arts Center • The Leo Castelli Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts 

Learn more about the Leo Castelli legacy and how it relates to the Brenau University Galleries HERE.

Gallery Hours: 

Castelli Gallery: By appointment only.

Sellars Gallery: Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., closed daily from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Presidents Gallery: Monday- Thursday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Brenau Galleries will be closed on the following dates for Brenau Holidays:

January 1
January 19
February 26, 27
April 3
May 25

   “Women’s Work” Project and Resources

“Women’s Work” was an exhibition and oral history project that explored the relationship between contemporary fiber art and its roots in domesticity and gender-specific roles completed by Brenau Galleries in Summer 2014.   Over 30 contemporary Georgia fiber artists from all over the state were represented in the show.

The exhibition and accompanying oral history project allowed artists to explore the relationship they have to fiber art and the techniques which in the past have been considered “Women’s Work.”  Almost all of these artists learned the crafts of their trade, sewing, knitting, quilting, etc., from a female family member who was passing down this knowledge as a matter of domestic necessity.  All of the artists in Women’s Work have transformed this skills-based beginning into pieces of enormous complexity and meaning.

This project was  supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.

To view the oral histories of “Women’s Work” artists, visit the “Women’s Work” vimeo channel–


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2015 President’s Summer Art Series

Thursday, May 21st- Thursday, July 9th

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 21st, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

"Big City Rats" by Jane Broaddus

“Big City Rats” by Jane Broaddus

This exhibit features work by regional artists with close ties to the local community and Brenau University including Mary Jane Taylor, Jane Broaddus and Donna Mintz. Free and open to the public.  For info call 770.534.6263.


The Mutable SeaLe Ann White Photography, "Mutable Sea"

Brenau University North Atlanta Campus, 3139 Campus Dr., Suite 300, Norcross, Ga

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, and Thursday, 5pm-7pm

Brenau University Galleries presents The Mutable Sea, an exhibition of works by Cumming-based photographer Lee Anne White, at the university’s North Atlanta campus. This series of seascapes captures viewers’ imaginations through White’s painterly and contemplative style. The photographs explore the ever-changing nature of the sea, its colorful reflections, and the simultaneous ebb and flow of the tide.

Local Color

Nick Dentamaro photo for "Local Color" Brenau University North Atlanta Campus, 3139 Campus Dr., Suite 300, Norcross, Ga

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, and Thursday, 5pm-7pm

Brenau University Galleries will be hosting the exhibition Local Color at the university’s North Atlanta campus. The exhibition features a broad spectrum of photographic work by regional artists Nick Dentamaro, Tom Askew, David Smith, Dr. John Schell, Rachel Redmon, Allison Shirreffs, and Mary Beth Looney.

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100
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