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Akus Art Gallery

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Last updated: 03 Jun, 2021

Located in the Fine Arts Instructional Center, the Art Gallery is dedicated to the public liberal arts mission of the University and committed to providing exhibition programming with depth and relevance to multiple disciplinary perspectives and a diverse campus and community audience. In particular, the Art Gallery strives to provide an environment dedicated to inspiration and the interchange of ideas among these constituencies. 

The Office of Gallery and Museum Operations installs new exhibitions in The Art Gallery five times each year, featuring the works of established and emerging artists in a variety of media. Gallery and Museum Operations manages a permanent art collection of more than 1,300 objects, focusing on contemporary work tied to the region.  In addition to modern and contemporary artists such as Sol LeWitt, Ellen Carey, Janet Fish, Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason, the collection includes work by international artists such as Nahum Tschacbasov of Russia, Antonio Martorell and Ramon Vargas of Puerto Rico, Rigoberto Mena of Cuba, Ilan Ossendryver of South Africa, Mina Momeni of Iran and Peng Hung-Chi of Taiwan.

There are also many faculty and student artworks displayed throughout the campus, as well as a collection of public works of art commissioned through the Connecticut Art in Public Spaces program.  The Art Gallery also showcases art by Eastern graduating students each spring. Internships in gallery management/exhibition administration are available to qualified students.

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