The mission of the Fine Art Gallery at Ferris State University is to educate, enrich and engage faculty, staff, students and our community through art exhibitions of the highest quality. The gallery strives to stimulate appreciation for and advance the knowledge of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.
Expanding on the Gallery’s mission statement; the Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery presents exhibitions, publications, and related activities (lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and other educational programs, etc.) representing a wide range of media, themes, and cultures. All activities are planned in accordance with the mission statement. Criteria for selecting exhibitions include artistic excellence, diversity of aesthetic traditions, attention to the diverse student body at Ferris State University, correlation to academic programs, and the educational potential of exhibitions.
The Gallery fulfills this mission by exhibiting originally conceived art exhibits on a rotating basis throughout the academic year and by exhibiting the University Collections in public spaces throughout campus. These offerings are supported by the Department of Humanities and guided by the Director.
Carrie Weis Stermer's Curatorial Philosophy
It is my goal to establish an environment of learning, enrichment and inspiration through exhibitions that create relationships between art and ideas while providing our audience with something new and unexpected. I am primarily concerned with curating exhibitions for the Gallery of the highest aesthetic quality, based upon diversity of medium, concept, artistic style and educational opportunities.