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Recent GSFTA students screen printing in MTSU’s Todd Hall

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Artistic Expression, Endless Inspiration

MTSU Art Galleries Showcase Creativity and Talent

With campus life back in full swing for this school year, our art galleries are open to display the talents of students, faculty, and alumni. In addition to exhibitions featuring the work of MTSU’s talented community, we also host visiting artists from around the globe. And you can see their beautiful creations for free in the Department of Art & Design’s gallery spaces in MTSU’s Todd Hall.

These venues serve as vital cultural spaces, fostering artistic expression and promoting engagement with our campus community and Middle Tennessee at-large.

Todd Art Gallery, our largest space, features a yearlong exhibition schedule that encompasses various mediums, such as painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, and mixed media.

The 210 Gallery is a dedicated space for our students to curate a show and display their creative activity for their peers, faculty, and you. The exhibitions in this gallery rotate out quickly during a semester to give as many students as possible an opportunity to showcase their skills.

The exhibit spaces also give community members a way to give back to our students through sales of student art, and occasionally pieces from the shows on display. Last year, Todd Art Gallery hosted an exhibition of works by the late MTSU art professor, James S. Gibson. Working with Gibson’s family, the Department of Art and Design created a show of his sculptures and patrons were able to purchase his artwork to support a student scholarship fund.

For the last decade, Todd Art Gallery has featured the creations of local K-12 artists in the Winners’ Circle exhibition each May. This annual event curates works from students in Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, and local private and home schools. 

Each June, Todd Hall is a major hub of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts (GSFTA). High school students from across the state refine their craft and get a head start on their collegiate careers in the arts. The finale week of GSFTA features student concerts, theatre and dance productions, a film festival, and of course, an exhibit in Todd Art Gallery.

The current exhibition schedule and information about our academic programs in studio art and graphic design can be found online at Todd Hall’s art galleries are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 11 am- 4 pm. Parking is free on weekends, and metered parking is available during weekday hours. For more information about the gallery spaces, you can call (615) 898-5532 or email

  • Recent GSFTA students screen printing in MTSU’s Todd Hall
  • MTSU Art faculty Michael Baggarly discussing James Gibson’s Sculptures on display in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery

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