Visual Arts

Nesbitt Gallery

The Nesbitt Galleryis located on the first floor of Davis Hall and hosts frequent exhibitions by leading contemporary artists, students completing their BFA degree, as well as the university's permanent collection.

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Art Wrecker Studios

Art Wrecker Studios, represents diverse, interdisciplinary and hybridized forms of art that reach outside of general conceptions of what art is and can be. The work presented will range from performance, installation, interactive works, sound, video and mixed media.

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BFA Exhibition

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition is held each semester as the capstone project for students in that program. Students must develop cohesive concepts through in-depth research with the show as a formal presentation of the results of their intense study into art forms.

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HOLIDAY and spring SHOWs

The Holiday Art Show is an annual event, held every fall and is open to all art majors, minors and any other students enrolled in an art course during the semester. It showcases original artwork created in a variety of concepts, styles, and media. 

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The Exhibition of the Academic Review is an annual art show held early in the spring semester that highlights the talent of sophomore art majors. It is required of every student wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at USAO.


Innovations is a high school art competition, open to all high school juniors and seniors, sponsored by the USAO Art Department.

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