Visual Arts Building

Department of Visual Arts

BFA gallery



The Department of Visual Arts supports the creative, aesthetic and cultural development of students within the university community, and serves the cultural and educational needs of the state. The department is dedicated to preparing its graduates to assume leadership positions in their professional lives while maintaining an inner commitment to the aesthetic standards of their chosen discipline. 

The Visual Arts facility provides 79,000 square feet of space for visual studio art and scholarship. The state of the art building features a visual arts gallery, a large capacity lecture hall, two student galleries and space to accommodate a growing undergraduate program. The facility provides students and  faculty with a safe and environmentally responsible working space featuring the natural light and views of the Snowy and Laramie Range Mountains.  

Visual Arts fosters a unique combination of innovation, tradition, aestheticism and practicality, by providing a professional visual arts education built on a strong University Studies Program (USP) foundation.



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    Visiting Artists

    Showcasing the work of nationally and internationally-recognized artists

    Join us for our visiting artists' talks, exhibitions, and receptions. Exhibitions are hosted in the Main Visual Arts Gallery and online.


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    This & That Galleries

    Dedicated spaces for showcasing undergraduate student work

    Located on the first floor of the Visual Arts Building, the This & That Galleries provide Department of Visual Arts students the opportunity to exhibit their creative work. 

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    2022 BFA Student Exhibition

    Congratulations to our wonderful BFA artists!

    Visit our 2022 BFA Virtual Exhibition, as well as download the 2022 Exhibition Catalog.

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    Annual Events

    Ranging from intensives to conferences, to social events

    Check out events that are happening yearly within the Department of Visual Arts.

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    Artist Residencies

    Neltje Center, Jentel Artist Residency

    Get more information on residency programs through the Neltje Center for Excellence in Creativity and the Arts.

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Contact Us

Department of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Building, Room 110
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Academic Year)
7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Summer)
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3138
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: (307) 766-3269