Best Campus Art Galleries In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 5:56 AM

George Mason University

George Mason University (

George Mason University

George Mason University (

GMU Gallery 123

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Located in the Johnson Center of the Fairfax Campus, GMU Gallery 123 showcases student exhibits throughout the year. The gallery is open weekdays from 9am to 9pm, and open on weekends by appointment.

The Art Gallery at UMD

Near the intersection of Route 193 (University Blvd) and Adelphi Rd
Western End of the College Park Campus

The 4,000 square foot facility on UMD’s College Park campus supports up-and-coming artists as well as mid-career artists, and places an emphasis on challenging contemporary art. The gallery has hours every day of the week, with the exception of Sunday, and is open to the general public free of charge. Donations are always welcome, however!

The Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 17th St NW
Washington DC 20006

The Corcoran Gallery of Art boasts work from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on American artists. The Gallery is located in the heart of DC, adjacent to the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Admission for adults is just $10, and well worth the trip!

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC

Following in line with American University’s global commitment, diverse student population and political studies, this art gallery focuses on international art and political art. Admission is free and open to the general public.

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery at George Washington University

805 21st St NW
Washington DC

This educational gallery features six to eight exhibitions each year, often with a focus on the city itself. The gallery is free and open to the public, and is open Tuesdays through Fridays.