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 Summer 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.


Sellars Gallery will be closed on Wednesday, July 30th, as gallery staff will be away on exhibition-related travel. The gallery will re-open on Thursday, July 31st. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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YurttasWomen’s Work

Thursday, July 17th- Friday, September 12th, 2014

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Thursday, July 17th, 5:30-7:00 (Panel discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m.)Leisa Rich, Chain of Fools, Women's Work

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

Women’s Work is an exhibition and oral history project that explores the relationship between contemporary fiber art and its roots in domesticity and gender-specific roles.  Over 30 contemporary Georgia fiber artists from all over the state are represented in the exhibition. At the opening reception on Thursday, July 17th, humanities scholar Dr. Heather Hollimon and artist Jen Borg will lead a panel discussion about works in the exhibition and how traditional “women’s work” has influenced contemporary artists. The evening will also include a demonstration by the Georgia Mountain Handspinners Guild. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (770) 534-6263.

Please visit our Vimeo page to see videos that resulted from the oral history portion of this project! You may see them HERE.


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


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