Galleries Closed for Memorial Day

Please note that Brenau Galleries will be closed on Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th.

Spring Break

Flowering Trees - Metcalf, Willard Leroy

Please note that Brenau Galleries will be closed for Spring Break Thursday, March 2nd, and Friday, March 3rd. We will re-open on Monday, March 6th.

“Drawing In Space: Installation Art with Hannah Israel”

Our students had a wonderful time yesterday working with Hannah Israel, the artist behind “Lacuna:The Space in Between”. Check out these fun photos of the inflatable sculpture the students created!

WBCX Interviews Erin Tapley, the Artist Behind “Quiddity”

This 89.1 WBCX interview features Alison Reeger-Cook interviewing Dr. Erin Tapley, associate professor of art education at Western Carolina University. Dr. Tapley’s exhibition ‘Quiddity’, appears in the Presidents Gallery in the Simmons Visual Arts Center through November 17, 2016.

Brenau University Galleries wants YOU for the Docent Program!

A new docent class is starting this fall, and we’re looking for art lovers who are interested in sharing their passion for art and Brenau Galleries with the community. Join us Thursday, August 25th, at 10:30 a.m. in Sellars Gallery for a brief informational session and a chance to meet and mingle with current docents! Docents play a vital role in the galleries by giving tours of exhibitions and engaging in outreach opportunities in the Gainesville area. No prior background in art or art history is required. Mark your calendars for this special opportunity to learn more about the galleries and to enjoy the company of fellow art-lovers! Refreshments will be served. Please contact Allison Lauricella at (770) 534-6263 or at to R.S.V.P.

Gallery Open House

Brenau Galleries will open the doors of all three gallery spaces on the historic Gainesville campus Sunday, March 13th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.. Since the galleries are typically open on weekdays only, this is a rare opportunity for visitors to enjoy the exhibitions on the weekend. Docents will be on hand all afternoon in Sellars Gallery to answer questions about the exhibit. Guests are also free to visit Presidents Gallery and Castelli Gallery. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Galleries Closed for Spring Break

Flowering Trees - Metcalf, Willard Leroy

Brenau University Galleries will be closed on Thursday, March 3rd, and Friday, March 4th, for Spring Break. The galleries will re-open on Monday, March 7th.

Weather Closure

Winter Valley #4- Stevens, William Lester

Due to possible hazardous weather, Brenau’s Gainesville campus closes at 1 p.m. today, January 20th, with afternoon and evening activities postponed. Please check for updates about tomorrow. If the university is closed tomorrow, the reception for “The Prints of Jasper Johns” and “Postwar Modernists” will be postponed.

Gallery Offices Closed for Holiday Break

Winter Valley #4- Stevens, William Lester

Brenau University offices will be closed Monday, December 21st- Monday, January 4th for Holiday Break. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!!

Behind the Seams Textile Conservation Workshop

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery.

Join Lori Gann-Smith, Curator of the Brenau University Historic Clothing Collection, to learn more about caring for historic textiles and simple conservation techniques that you can use to better preserve your family’s heirlooms. Free and open to the public. Limited space is available. Registration required.  For more information or to register for this workshop, please contact Allison Lauricella at (770) 534-6263 or at