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University of Art Gallery

The Gallery Mission

The mission of the Western Illinois University Art Gallery is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret works of visual art; to provide instructional support for the Department of Art; and to offer opportunities for the study and enjoyment of the arts of diverse cultures to the University community, the region, and beyond.


Open free to the public 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday, and 6 - 8 pm Tuesdays during exhibitions. Closed during school vacations and holidays.


Just north of Sherman Hall (behind the building with the bell tower).


Daytime visitors may secure a parking permit at WIU's Office of Public Safety, Mowbray Hall on Murray Street. Unrestricted parking is available after 5 p.m. weekdays.

Special Needs

WIU is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please call the Art Gallery and let us know how we can accommodate any special needs you have.


phone: (309) 298-1587

website: Art Gallery

Tours are available.