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The mission of the Idaho State University art galleries is to enrich the education of students and engage surrounding communities through exhibitions and related events. The galleries provide opportunity for critical looking and thinking with a focus on interdisciplinarity and cross-cultural exchange.



The CompARTment Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Building, is a teaching and experimental space for display of artwork and research by ISU students.



Open Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The John B. Davis Gallery, located on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building, is dedicated to exhibiting original artwork that advances knowledge of contemporary art production and display by emerging and established artists.



September 1st – September 18th
A Clean Act: The Annual MFA Graduate Student Exhibition
opening reception Tuesday August 31st, 6 – 8 p.m.


September 30th – October 9th
ISU Art Department Alumni Art Exhibition
opening reception Tuesday September 29th, 6 – 8 p.m.


October 10th – October 30th
Through the Lens: An American Century
opening reception Wednesday October 14th, 7 – 9 p.m.

Dr. William McCurdy, Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at ISU, will lecture in Goranson Hall at 7:30 p.m.


November 11th – November 20th
Vigilance: Annual Veterans Art Exhibition
opening reception Wednesday November 11th, 7 – 9:00 p.m.


December 2nd – December 11th
BA/BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition for Jessalyn Sellers
opening reception Tuesday December 1st, 6 – 8:00 p.m.



Open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Transition Gallery, located in the Student Union, is a versatile space for curated and juried exhibitions and performance art.



August 24th – September 18th
Ramon Murillo: A Retrospective
opening reception Tuesday September 1st, 5-7 p.m., artist’s talk 6 p.m.

Shoshone artist and ISU alum Ramon Murillo, who currently teaches at the Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington, will exhibit prints and mixed media works focusing on his experiences as a Sun Dancer and concerns over environmental imbalances.


September 21st ­– October 16th
Dog Head Stew Portfolios: Contemporary Prints

Two portfolios of prints, the first organized by Elizabeth Klimek and the second a collaboration between Klimek and Melanie Yazzie, representing 41 artists and focusing on Native American culture.


October 19th – November 13th
Marilyn Hoff Hansen
opening reception with the artist Tuesday October 20th, 5-7 p.m.

Sculptor and Idaho native Marilyn Hoff Hansen will exhibit representations of horses in metal and concrete.


November 16th – December 18th
Dylan Miner: Michif – Michin (The People, The Medicine)
opening reception with the artist Tuesday November 17th, 5-7 p.m.

Métis scholar and artist-activist Dylan Miner’s Michif–Michin (The Medicine–The People) project explores indigenous intersections between medicine and language. Miner is the author of Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island (2014) and is Associate Professor at Michigan State University, where he coordinates a new Indigenous Contemporary Art Initiative.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209