Katherine E. Nash Gallery
The Gallery is closed in response to COVID-19 until further notice. More info here.
Our Galleries may be closed, but there are so many incredible artists that we want to share with you. Connect with our Instagram (@umn_nash) and follow along as we post work from past exhibitions, highlight Department of Art alumni, and share the creativity of students and faculty during this unprecedented time.
If you missed our drawing show, The Beginning of Everything, make sure to check out the accompanying publication with essays by Melissa Cooke Benson, artist; Jeff Fleming, Director, Des Moines Art Center; JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey, Collector; Clarence Morgan, artist and Professor of Art at the University of Minnesota, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.
Catch up on your reading with more Katherine E. Nash Gallery publications.
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(612) 624-7530 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For press inquiries contact Howard Oransky, Gallery Director
email@example.com | (612) 624-6518
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Tuesday – Saturday
Regis Center for Art (East)
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
We are accessible via Metro Transit Blue and Green lines and bus routes 2 and 7. Parking is available nearby on the street, at the 21st Avenue South ramp, 5th Street South lot, and 19th Avenue South ramp; hourly or event rates may apply. Exhibitions and related events are FREE and open to the public.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community.
Professor Katherine "Katy" E. Nash (1910–1982), a member of the Department of Art faculty from 1961–1976, proposed that the University of Minnesota Student Unions provide space and staffing for a university art gallery. The gallery bearing her name was founded in 1979. Originally located on the lower concourse of Willey Hall, the Minnesota Student Unions supervised the Nash Gallery until 1992 when the Department of Art assumed administration of the space. In the fall of 2003, the gallery moved to its current location in the Regis Center for Art. Learn more about Katy Nash here.
Exhibitions have been postponed in reponse to COVID-19.
Please check back for updates.
A group exhibition of six artists about to complete the Master of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition includes works by Lauren Flynn, Kevin O’Meara, Roger Ourthiague Jr., Simcha Smith, Erika Terwilliger, and Kuab Maiv Yaj - Koua Mai Yang. Lauren Flynn’s work comes about through the creation of structures which make room for and are transformed by play and coincidence. Working with photography and books, Kevin O’Meara’s meditative approach to image-making explores the relationship between spirituality, addiction, and grief. Driven by a desire for novelty and learning new techniques, Roger Ourthiague Jr.’s interdisciplinary practice is constantly changing yet centers on our shared experience regarding mass media. Simcha Smith’s sculptures and performances use food, sacred objects, and language to create fragile and temporal installations. Using a variety of materials, Erika Terwilliger creates systems that interrogate the collecting of objects and ephemerality. Kuab Maiv Yaj - Koua Mai Yang engages with multiple mediums and disciplines within Western and Hmong notions of art to investigate recurring themes surrounding her bi-cultural identity, history, home, female experiences and Hmong patriarchy.
A group exhibition of 24 artists about to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition includes works by Brandon Anderson, Susannah Belbas, Elise Bonnes, Jane Borstad, Ciara Cagemoe, Madeline Chamberlain, Vee Crichton-Hill, Pearl Davis, Genevieve Desotelle, Jonny Hall, Christian Hastad, Jessica Hill, Sarah Hubner-Burns, Natasia Lervik, Alyssa McCathie, Lucas Meaux, Timothy Neumann, Carol Osteyee, Nora Peterson, Taylor Robers, Evelyn Staats, Elizabeth Thelke, Cedar Thomas, and Cheryl Willis Mayer.
September 10 – December 7, 2019
My Theory Is...
May 7 – 16, 2019
Featuring 17 artists about to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art. Nationally recognized, the Deaprtment of Art offers specialties in four main fields: painting, drawing, and printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, photography and moving images, and interdisciplinary art and social practice. Artists in the exhibition include Nana Aforo, Chase Barney, Eric Eldredge-Funn, Bastien Gibeau, Melissa Gust, Jaysen Hohlen, Harriet Matzdorf, Charles Mooney, Aaron Musickant, Carly Odegard, Ashlie (AP) Paulson, Austin Ruport, Kayla Smith, Gabriel Timmreck, Eddie Weinstine, Fletcher Wolfe, and Jiamu Wu.
The House | The Yard
April 9 – 27, 2019
Featuring eight artists about to complete their Master of Fine Arts degree in the
Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. Nationally recognized, the Deaprtment of Art offers specialties in four main fields: painting, drawing, and printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, photography and moving images, and interdisciplinary art and social practice. Artists in the exhibition include Katayoun Amjadi, Adam Kirk, Nina O’Leary, Anna Orbovich, Sarah Sampedro, Emily Swanberg, Anna Van Voorhis, and Asia Ward.
The Form Will Find Its Way:
Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction
January 22 – March 30, 2019
On Purpose: Portrait of the Liberal Arts
September 12 – December 8, 2018
May 1 – 12, 2018
April 3 – 21, 2018
Politics of Weeds
February 20 – March 24, 2018
Land Body Industry
January 16 – February 10, 2018
World of Matter: Mobilizing Materialities
September 14 – December 9, 2017
Art(ists) on the Verge 8
June 1 – July 15, 2017
May 2 – 13, 2017
Some Assembly Required
April 4 – 22, 2017
What I Think About
January 17 – March 25, 2017
The Women and Money Project
September 6 – December 10, 2016
Innovating Tradition: Contemporary Interpretations of Chinese Values
June 1 - 24, 2016
***Subject to Change
May 3 – 14, 2016
is a loop. This
April 5 – 23, 2016
Free Radicals: Remixing History Through the Power of Print
February 24 – March 26, 2016
Singing Our History: People and Places of Red Lake Nation
January 19 – February 13, 2016
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta
September 15 – December 12, 2015
May 7-16, 2015
April 7 – 25, 2015
The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home: James Henkel & Joyce Lyon
February 24 – March 28, 2015
January 20 - February 14, 2015
thinking making living
Semptember 2 - December 14, 2014
The Audible Edge
May 27 - June 21, 2014
April 8-26, 2014
From Beyond the Window
February 25 - March 29, 2014
Made in Minnesota
January 21 - February 15, 2014
Regis 10th Anniversary: Faculty Exhibitions
October 22 - December 14, 2013
Two Prospective Retrospectives: Lynn A. Gray & Wayne E. Potratz
September 3 - October 12, 2013
From Space to Place
May 28 - June 15, 2013
May 7-18, 203
April 9-27, 2013
Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico
March 5-30, 2013
The House We Built: Feminist Art Then and Now
January 22 - February 23, 2013
December 4 - January 12, 2013
Mountains Were Oceans
March 27 - April 14, 2012