Located on the first floor of the recently renovated Wilson Hall, the department’s home base, this elegant and spacious new gallery opened in January 2010 with a special retrospective of work by former UAH painting professor Mark Marchlinski. Exhibits scheduled for the space include regionally and nationally known artists, selected student exit shows, and faculty shows of recent work, as well as themed group exhibitions. The gallery is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, later for special events.
student show in Wilson Hall Gallery with juror Steven Alvarez
Union Grove Gallery and Meeting Hall
This small Greek Revival-style wooden building was originally constructed as a chapel sometime between1820 and the 1850. A gift of the Bendall family, it was moved from Union Grove, Alabama to the UAHuntsville campus in 1974. It was restored by UAH art faculty, students, volunteers and businesses.
A subsequent renovation took place in 1998. Its continuous use as an art gallery since the 1970s has blended with its growing use for various campus meetings and events. Its high ceilings and strong wood walls make it the ideal place for graduating student exit shows and unique art installations. It is open to visitors on weekday afternoons and by appointment (824-6114).
Salmon Library Gallery
Opened in 2008, the cheerful, open-plan gallery has since featured exhibitions such as “MIMB: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books,” a fascinating look at miniature printmaking; “Dora and the V-2: Slave Labor in the Space Age,” a collaboration between the UAH History Department and the Department of Art and Art History exploring images from a World War II slave labor camp; and the first Rocket City National juried exhibition originated by the Department. The gallery is located on the first floor of the UAH Salmon Library next to the popular Starbucks coffee area, and is open during regular library hours, usually from early morning until late at night weekdays, and most weekend days (824-6530).