Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery Hours: M – F 10am – 4pm | W 10am – 8pm | Sat. 12pm – 4pm | Directions to the gallery

  • (un)known: BFA Studio Exhibit

    May 25 - June 12, 2016

    The University degree is imbued with the mystique of “knowledge.” ... The depth of this work stemmed from an unabashed “not knowing” which in turn lead to bold explorations. Read more...

  • Primary Research Lab


    Coming in June 2016

    This exhibition project which incorporates talks, tours, research facilities, performances, films and events to frame situations for actively viewing the extraordinary collection of Minimalist and Post-Minimalist art at Western Washington University. Read more...

  • 'Untitled', by Robert Morris. An outdoor sculpture comprised of a bed of rocks, and steam

Past Exhibitions

  • How Space Turns (Wie Raum Wird)

    February 5 - May 15, 2016

    Emanating from three continents, these diverse and unique installations join in a common exploration of complex patterns and natural processes. Read more...

  • Glacier Time

    December 4, 2015 - January 16, 2016

    To celebrate the addition of a new permanent installation in Western Washington University's acclaimed public art collection, Western Gallery presents an exhibit of Claude Zervas' art. The exhibition consists of a large-scale computer-generated video projection by Zervas called “Forest 3.5”, and a luminous sculptural drawing of the Skagit River that Zervas created with fluorescent lamps and other electrical components. Read more...

  • The Art of Seating

    September 23 - November 21, 2015

    Few objects tell the history of modern design as eloquently as the chair. Aesthetics trends, the emergence of new technologies, ergonomics, social and cultural developments are all reflected in the evolution of chair design. Read more...

  • The Threshold Project

    Thursdays - Saturdays August 6 - 29, 2015
    Opening Reception Saturday, August 8, 4:00pm

    Christopher Morrison invites you to his exhibition of The Threshold Project at Western Washington University’s Western Gallery. This exhibit will feature hand blown glass sculptures depicting the Artist Journey and exploring the concept of Crossing the Threshold.

  • Escape Routes: BFA Studio Art Senior Exhibit

    May 25 - June 13, 2015

    Original pieces from Western Washington University students on the verge of graduating. The Senior Show brings together an exciting variety of work in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fibers, and mixed media that reflects the vitality and diversity of the Studio Art program at Western.

  • Crossover/Cruce de Vias

    April 6 - May 16, 2015

    In 2003 Crossover/Cruce de Vias was created by Cara Jaye (Washington) and Miguel Rivera (Mexico), two artists collaborating together while working in different countries. This collaborative mixed media exchange required an unusual letting go the artwork, as paper works were created and then sent to the other artist’s studio to be added onto by the others’ hand. Read more...

  • Discovery: Department of Art and Design Biennial Exhibition

    January 12 - March 7, 2015

    Be the first to find out about the new work emanating from the ten art and seven design faculty. New visions in all media – ceramics, drawing, graphic design, fibers, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

Gallery Hours: M – F 10am – 4pm | W 10am – 8pm | Sat. 12pm – 4pm | Directions to the gallery