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.

NOTICE:

Brenau Galleries will be closed on:

Monday, September 1st for Labor Day

Thursday, October 16th, and Friday, October 17th, for Fall Break

November 26th, 27th, 28th for Thanksgiving

December 19th- 31st for the Holidays

   “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– http://vimeo.com/channels/womenswork/102246552.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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Shared Experiences: Works by Henry

Higginbotham

Thursday, August 14th- Friday, January 9th,2015

Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, October 23rd, 5:30-7:00  (Artist Talk will begin at 6:00 p.m.)

Burd Center for the Performing Arts,

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Artist Henry Higginbotham explores the universal themes of illness, death, stress, and familial relationships in this installation of large-scale contemporary sculptures. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (770) 534-6263.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

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All Things Bright and Beautiful: Folk Art from the Brenau University Permanent Collection

Thursday, August 21st- Friday, December 5th, 2014

Reception: Thursday, October 9th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents GalleryA King Tut Treasure by Rev. B. F. Perkins

This exhibition features works by notable self-taught artists from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection including Howard Finster and the Reverend B. F.Perkins. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (770) 534-6263.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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All Creatures Great and Small

Thursday,September 25th-Friday, December 5th, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 9th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

This special exhibit from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent

Minnie Adkins (American,  b. 1934) and Greg Adkins (American, b. 1975), Large Red Fox, 2009, Painted Wood

Minnie Adkins (American, b. 1934) and Greg Adkins (American, b. 1975), Large Red Fox, 2009, Painted Wood

collection and the collection of Carl and Marian Mullis  features works of art that depict animals by American self-taught artists. Paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media creations by such folk masters as Thornton Dial, Sr. and Mose Tolliver and by outstanding but relatively unheralded contemporary artists like Ted Gordon will be on display. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 770.534.6263.

                                Adult Tour Program

Brenau University Galleries is pleased to offer docent-led tours of All Creatures Great and Small  to  adult groups of 10 or moreThis special exhibition from the Georgia Museum of Art’s permanent collection and the collection of Carl and Marian Mullis features works of art that depict animals by American self-taught artists such as Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Thornton Dial, Sr., and Mose Tolliver. Tours will be offered Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30 from October 14th-December 4th. Tours must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. To reserve a tour for your group, please contact Allison Murphy Lauricella at (770)534-6263 or at amurphy2@ brenau.edu.

 

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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.

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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: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100