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Fine Art Gallery Upcoming Events

The galleries at Kendall, Ferris, and UICA are proud to announce the addition of UICA as a hosting venue to the rotation of the annual faculty exhibition.

Details about artist talks, receptions and connected events will be available as we get closer to the exhibit dates.

FSU Fine Art Gallery
Exhibition Schedule 2020-2021

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November 1 – December 18
November 4:  Humanities Colloquium with Dr. Adrian Ormsby

Francoise Gilot: 100 Years of Perseverance in Life and Art
curated by Dr.  Adrian Ormsby

2021 marks the 100th birthday of Francoise Gilot, painter, printmaker, writer, poet, mother and grandmother. A half century ago (1971), Ferris State University hosted a special exhibit of graphic works following Francoise’ generous donation of rare color proofs to the University for the learning and enjoyment of fine art students, faculty and the viewing public. The exhibit brought together 29 rare graphic works from 15 private Michigan collectors demonstrating the popularity of her work in the United States. Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery once again celebrates the remarkable life and artistic career of Francoise Gilot, bringing together many of the same lithographs exhibited 50 years ago and key graphic works representing important developments in her artistic career as a fine art printmaker spanning an incredible five decades. Works on paper, especially color lithography, is a major theme and focus of this exhibit, demonstrating Francoise’ genius and talent for printmaking and her success across multiple artistic media


Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery

Card Wildlife Education Center
805 Campus Drive
UCB 205
Big Rapids MI  49307
(231) 591-2536


Contact: Carrie Weis, Gallery Director, 231-591-2536