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 AND UPCOMING 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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The Ties that Bind: Civil Rights Photography from the High Museum of Art

Thursday, January 15th- Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 15th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Talk will begin at 6:00 p.m.)

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

 

This special exhibit from the High Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection showcases civil rights-era photography. The exhibit follows the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and highlights the sense of community surrounding the fight for freedom.

Morton Broffman, (American, 1928-1992), Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965, gelatin silver print, 5 7/16 x 7 13/16 inches, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift of the Broffman family, 2007.34. © Morton Broffman

Morton Broffman, (American, 1928-1992), Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965, gelatin silver print, 5 7/16 x 7 13/16 inches, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, gift of the Broffman family, 2007.34. © Morton Broffman

Philip Verre, Chief Operating Officer at the High Museum of Art, will give a special lecture on the exhibit at the opening reception on January 15th in Sellars Gallery. Free and open to the public.  For info call 770.534.6263.

“The Ties that Bind” Adult Tour Program

Brenau Galleries is pleased to offer docent-led tours of “The Ties that Bind” to adult groups of 5 or more. This unique opportunity is designed to give visitors an engaging experience in which they can learn more about the works in this special exhibit from the High Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. Tours will be offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 11:00. Tours must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. For more information or to reserve a tour, please contact Allison Lauricella at (770) 534-6263.

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Untitled: Brenau University Faculty Exhibition

Claudia Wilburn, Caught in the Jungle of Life Where Many are Lost, Mixed Media on Paper, 2014

Claudia Wilburn, Caught in the Jungle of Life Where Many are Lost, Mixed Media on Paper, 2014

Thursday, January 29th- Thursday, March

19th,2015

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

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery

This exhibit features artwork created by members of Brenau University Art and Design Department Faculty. Free and open to the public.  For info call

770.534.6263.

 

 

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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