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Art+Design hosts 4 Galleries


The New Gallery
The New Gallery, also known as Clarksville's free contemporary art gallery, is a 1500 sq' white cube contemporary art gallery operated by the Department of Art+Design on the campus of Austin Peay State University, and
three to four curated exhibitions and one juried student exhibition per academic year. The New Gallery brings in nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists for exhibitions, lectures, workshops, class visits, and studio visits with students.The exhibitions and all corresponding programming are free and open to the public, thanks to support from
The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA). Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and follow Austin Peay’s academic calendar and inclement weather policy. Curator-guided tours of exhibitions are available on request.

The Barbara Beach Gallery is dedicated to students exhibitions. This includes senior capstone exhibitions and student Summer Research Award (sponsored by CECA - the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts) exhibitions. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Art+Design building - directly above The New Gallery.

Barbara Beach Gallery

The Living Gallery is a dedicated space for student creative research in the heart of the new Art and Design Building. This residency program accommodates ten dedicated student studios, providing the invaluable resources - time and space to make work, an exhibition space with which to exhibit those efforts, critical response from APSU’s robust Visiting Artist program, and regular opportunities for public viewing - all designed to foster high level independent creative research within the APSU Art and Design student community. It is located on the 1st floor of the Art+Design building.

living gallery

<terminal> is a space sponsored by the Department of Art + Design and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University to showcase new media art. The gallery is an 80" 4k TV located on the 1st floor of the Art+Design building between The New Gallery and the Living Gallery.