The University Art Gallery fulfills an essential role on campus. Devoted to exhibitions of contemporary art, the UAG fosters innovation and creativity, and experiential and visual learning. The UAG serves students and courses across the college, and community members and visitors of all ages. UAG exhibitions encourage conversation beyond the classroom, between all the members of our community, and a welcoming and diverse campus community.

Location & Hours

The Gallery is located on Georgia Avenue between Convocation Hall and Guerry Hall. The hours are: Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed during the summer and for all academic breaks.

Meet the Director

Shelley MacLaren is the Director and Curator of Academic Engagement of the University Art Gallery and a visiting assistant professor in Humanities and Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Her major field of research is Italian Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, and her minor field is Modern Architecture.


The primary mission of the University Art Gallery is to serve the curriculum across the college. Previous exhibitions have connected with courses in politics, international and global studies, humanities, environmental studies, women’s and gender studies, history, Spanish, English, and art, art history and visual studies. We welcome proposals for exhibitions making connections across the curriculum.


To reach the University Art Gallery during open hours for information about current exhibitions and events, please call 931.598 1223. Other inquiries may be directed to the Director and Curator of Academic Engagement, Dr. Shelley MacLaren, at