University Art Galleries

The Art & Design Department creates programming for two art galleries on Winona State’s campus, both located in Watkins Hall. These galleries host exhibitions by exciting, cutting-edge contemporary artists and curators across the nation. 

These exhibitions provide Art & Design majors with examples of work across a variety of media and enrich campus life. The Watkins Gallery usually hosts five-to-six exhibitions a year by visiting artists. Additionally, the Watkins gallery hosts a campus-wide juried student exhibition and several student exhibitions by graduating seniors in April and May. 

The Weber Gallery hosts solo student exhibitions, exhibitions that are part of a class and serves as the department’s critique space. For more information about current and recent exhibitions, please visit the Watkins Gallery Facebook page.

The Watkins Gallery is named for Paul Watkins, who donated part of his private collection to the university. The Weber Gallery is named for Maynard Weber ‘50, son of the famous American painter Max Weber. Maynard Weber has donated several of his father’s paintings to Winona State’s art collection.