The Galleries at CSU are located in the historic Cowell & Hubbard Building at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street, in the heart of Playhouse Square and the newly developed Arts Campus. This magnificent venue opened in September 2012 as a state-of-the-art gallery with a mission to educate, edify, and involve all of our diverse audiences by presenting exhibitions and related programs that promote the understanding of art and its relationship to society. The Galleries also serve as an academic laboratory for the study, contemplation, and critical analysis of works of art and their context.
In addition to learning from the artworks on display, students get an opportunity to gain professional experience and learn job skills in the museum field and in the administration of non-profit organizations, as well as knowledge about the art market and the business of art.
The Cleveland State University Art Gallery provides visual arts programming for the university and community. In addition to important local and regional artists, nationally and internationally known artists have participated in exhibitions, workshops, and lectures at the CSU Art Gallery.
The Galleries is widely recognized as a major contributor to the cultural life in the region, with an annual attendance from Ohio, the United States, and abroad. The Art Gallery is funded by Cleveland State University with support from the Ohio Arts Council, individual donors and philanthropic foundations.
The Galleries regularly host receptions and Thursday Night Art Talks. See the Gallery Exhibitions Schedule for upcoming events.