Visual Art Exhibitions and Permanent Collections

Gallery programming in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers students and the community multiple galleries to view contemporary and traditional art.

Housed in the Center for Art & Theatre, the Department's contemporary art galleries feature both solo and group exhibitions of modern artworks by world-renowned artists working in a range of media, from traditional paintings to multi-media installations, as well as exhibitions highlighting outstanding student work created by Georgia Southern art and design students.

In addition, two permanent collections are featured in the Center for Art & Theatre. The Betty Foy Sanders Georgia Artists Collection is a permanent exhibition of artwork curated by Betty Foy Sanders since 1968. Art found in the Georgia Artists Collection is either by Georgia artists, created with materials found in Georgia or themed around the state itself. Also on permanent display, the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection showcases a remarkable collection of folk art of varying genres and media from the southeastern United States. This collection was donated by Bulloch County Historian, Smith Callaway Banks, in 2007.

Nestled between the Center for Art & Theatre and the Visual Arts Building, a sculpture garden offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy changing exhibitions of three-dimensional works of art created by students and alumni of the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

All galleries and collections are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; nights and weekends by appointment. Exhibits are free to the public. Guided tours are available through the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, (912) GSU-ARTS.