The 2019–2020 season promises to be inspiring, with a series of exhibitions that consider craft, process, and labor; that engage with time, memory, and the recovery of history, and that encourage careful thinking about identity and community.

Upcoming Exhibitions


The collaborative project Highlander Libraries, led by Greg Pond, Professor of Art, University of the South, will activate the space of the University Art Gallery, transforming it to recall the library of the Highlander Folk School as it existed near Monteagle from 1932 to 1961. Highlander Libraries will be open for use by performers, classes, community members, and organizations. The project activates memory of the Highlander as it was, the space invites use and participation, and participants bring the memory to life. On Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Convocation Hall there will be a panel discussion and reception celebrating the project, with other events to be announced.


To close the 2019–2020 season, from April 17 to May 9, the UAG will celebrate the thesis work of the Class of 2020 graduating senior art majors: Heidi Hayne, Malik Hodge, Henry Ray, Anna Douglas Smith, and Harry Zhou. We will celebrate their work with an opening reception on April 17 at 5 p.m.