The Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery is the primary exhibiting space on the Watkins campus and presents two- and three-dimensional artwork, as well as multi-media installations including sound, video and performance. Students are provided an opportunity to exhibit every year in our annual juried student show, in departmental exhibitions, and at the conclusion of their degree program with a senior thesis exhibition. In addition, faculty and guest artists are invited to exhibit in the space.

brownley galleryGallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – 2 to 4 p.m.

Free admission, with ample, free parking in the campus lot.

Exhibition Schedule

JANUARY 12-27, 2017

20th Annual Interior Design Student Exhibit
a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design degree candidates

Reception & awards presentation: Friday, January 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 9, 2017

Currey Juried Student Show, featuring outstanding work in fine art, film, graphic design, interior design and photography, created since Fall 2016

Awards Reception: Thursday, February 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentations will begin at 6 p.m.

APRIL 13 – MAY 21, 2017
Spring 2017 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography


MAY 22 – JULY 21, 2017


JULY 28, 2017

One Night Only! Department of Community Education presents Pre-College Program Exhibition featuring work by Pre-College Program students in drawing & painting, film and graphic design tracks

Reception: Friday, July 28, 5 to 7 p.m.

AUGUST 3 – 24, 2017

Hatch Show Print & Department of Graphic Design present posters from their summer workshop

Closing reception: Thursday, August 24, 5 to 7:30 p.m

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

Exhibition of works from the Watkins archives

OCTOBER 6 -20 ,2017

Exhibition in conjunction with the seventh annual Handmade & Bound book arts festival (October 7), presented by the Watkins Library and the Community Education department

Opening reception: Friday, October 6, 5 to 7 p.m.


Annual Graphic Design department juried show Split & Twisted
Student projects in Advertising, Books & Jackets, Identity, Illustration, Illustration Series, Package Design, Poster/Design, Publication Design, Multimedia, and Miscellaneous/Design


Fall 2017 series of BFA Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Fine Art and Photography


The Watkins Arcade Gallery – WAG – is a public exhibition space of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film committed to serving the College community and the community at large through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum as well as engage a greater audience in the visual arts. WAG is dedicated to supporting the educational and cultural mission of the College by encouraging students to think independently and creatively about their art practice and role as critical thinkers within the cultural landscape.

Located in suite 77 of the historic downtown Arcade, in the 5th Avenue of the Arts district, WAG is open from 6 to 9 pm during the monthly First Saturday Art Crawl and by appointment.