CSUN Art Galleries
(818) 677-2156, http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries
The Art Galleries at California State University, Northridge, are the major art exhibition space in the San Fernando Valley. Serving the University campus, the San Fernando Valley, and the greater Southern California communities, the Art Galleries offer an exhibition program that reflects the extraordinary diversity of the art world today and of our many audiences. Through a program of innovative and often provocative exhibitions, the galleries utilize regional resources to give fresh perspectives on international art and the broad inter-relationships of today’s visual world. This approach is clearly evident in the over 500 exhibitions sponsored since 1980, including several off-campus sites. Lectures, films, concerts, and other events are often presented in conjunction with exhibitions.
Yearly attendance average is 25,000. An important service the Galleries offer the public is the Arts Council Docent tour program. Trained docents give tours to K–14 students as well as community groups, campus classes, international visitors, and others. The Galleries occupy 3400 square feet of exhibition space, including the Main Gallery and the West Gallery.
Gallery exhibitions are funded in part by the Instructionally Related Activities Committee, CSUN’s Associated Students, the Arts Council for CSUN, and by the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication. The Gallery Store, located in the Main Gallery, features art books, cards and unique gift items and is a fundraising project of the Arts Council for CSUN.
- Art Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 12–4 pm; Thursday 12–8 pm, closed Sundays and holidays.
- All exhibitions are free and are open to the public.
- Parking: $5.00 (24 hours a day/7days a week) in lots D6 and E6.