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

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 and Presidents Gallery: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Call for Entries

Brenau University Galleries in cooperation with the Georgia Humanities Council is holding an open, juried textiles and fiber exhibition and sponsored oral history project entitled “Women’s Work”.

Fiber and textile artists residing in the state of Georgia are encouraged to submit 2-D and/or 3-D fine art pieces, garments and/or accessories that employ or are inspired by traditional “women’s arts” including all types of stitchery, quilting, embroidery, crochet, tatting, knitting, weaving, felting, garment and household goods making .

Review the submission information HERE


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The Black Mountain College Experience

Thursday, March 6th 2014- Friday May 16th, 2014

Reception and Dance Performance: Thursday, March 6th, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery. 

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This exhibition celebrates the rich history of innovation and collaboration of the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933, Black Mountain College was based on the principle that a fine arts education was central to any liberal arts education.  This

interdisciplinary approach was radical at the time and attracted a faculty of the day’s leading artists, composers, poets and designers including Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Willem de Kooning, and Merce Cunningham. It was here that Merce Cunningham formed his dance company that would go on to collaborate with artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, and here that John Cage would perform his first “happening”.   In its 24 short years, Black Mountain College created an environment of experimentation and collaboration that revolutionized the art world in the 20thcentury. Free and open to the public.  For info call 770.534.6263.



Fragile: The Delicate Balance between Women and the World

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014- Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery. 

This exhibition explores various issues of special relevance to women in modern society.  Through two and three dimensional works, Brenau University alumni Heather Hanline, Karina Taylor, Jennifer Prince, and Veronica Martin, explore themes of body image, change, and fear while drawing inspiration from the dichotomy of the perceived fragility of women and their incredible strength and resilience.  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.




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