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Trahern Gallery

Trahern Gallery

Located in the Margaret Fort Trahern Art and Drama complex, the Trahern Gallery opened in 1974. Since that time it has featured a wide variety of regional, national and international exhibitions. The active, exhibit calendar changes on a regular basis and provides students and the community the opportunity to view quality, original artforms, first-hand. Gallery hours: 9:00 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Current Exhibition

Virginia Griswold - Near Earth Objects

October 27 - November 18
Virginia Griswold: Near Earth Objects
This exhibit features new work by Virginia Griswold, Assistant Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. Many works in the show originated while she was in residence at Gullkistan, residency for creative people in Laugarvatn, Iceland in June 2014.  There will be a reception on November 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. where Virginia will giving a brief gallery talk.  She will give a more in-depth talk about her work as part of the Department of Art's Lunchtime Lecture series on November 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibitions

December 1 - December 5
Senior Design Show

January 19 - February 6
An exhibtion of audible artworks from artists working with sound as their primary medium. Curated by Barry Jones and Michael Dickins

February 16 - March 11
Gregory Botts: plein air paintings
Featuring the plein air paintings of Gregory Botts

March 30 - April 17
Annual Student Exhibition
Juried exhibition of work by APSU Art students

April 27 - May 1
Senior Design Show

Gallery Mission

The purpose of the Trahern Galleries is to promote the mission and vision of Austin Peay State University by hosting engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions of artworks:

  • That provide important learning opportunities for students
  • That serve to energize and maintain a high level of student engagement.
  • That support the University’s commitment to collaboration, critical inquiry and cultural diversity
  • That are meaningful to the University’s location, identity and mission
  • That feature important artists whose work embodies the highest standards of excellence
  • That celebrate community by also featuring works created by students, alumni, faculty and supporters
  • That highlight the diverse disciplines practiced and taught at the University
  • That promote an understanding of the arts

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