Rowe Galleries

The Rowe Arts Building houses three primary exhibition spaces: the Rowe ( Main & Upper ) Galleries and the Side Gallery. Each year exhibitions feature the work of regional, national, and international visiting artists, as well as work by students and faculty from the Department of Art & Art History. To receive emails about upcoming exhibitions, please click here.

The galleries are open Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pmFREE PARKING is available for gallery openings. 

Current Exhibitions

Manifest Destiny paintingBill Rutherfoord: Manifest Destiny
October 1 – November 1
Reception: October 3, 5-7:30 pm

Bill Rutherfoord’s large paintings are allegorical and satirical comments on American history (specifically Southern tradition) that intertwine literary narratives and cultural symbolism. Manifest Destiny will be the debut of six new paintings that subtly critique American colonialism in light of the current political climate.

Descended from an old Virginia family, Bill Rutherfoord was born in New York City in 1950. He spent his earliest years in Mt. Kisco, New York, before his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia. This was followed by a series of relocations as his father, an Episcopal clergyman (and former professional illustrator) presided over numerous parishes across the Southern United States. He now resides in Roanoke, VA. Rutherfoord earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Oddly Familiar: Photography by Amy Herman
October 1-November 1
Rowe Upper Gallery
Reception: October 3, 5-7:30 pm

Amy Herman is co-director of Goodyear Arts in Charlotte’s Camp North End. Her photographs look at family relationships and the act of generational inheritance.

Exhibition Photo Gallery

Oddly Familiar and Manifest Destiny Black River link to Flikr 



Rowe Galleries are open Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries