Rowe Galleries

The Rowe Arts Building houses three primary exhibition spaces: the Rowe Lower Gallery, Upper Gallery, and 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. Receive emails about upcoming exhibitions. 
Rowe Galleries are open​ Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Until the University's opening on October 1, exhibitions can be viewed by appointment. Please contact Assistant Director of Galleries Heather Felts at to schedule a visit.

Current Exhibitions

Working Title: 2020

September 4 - November 4 | Rowe Lower Gallery

This exhibition features recent works by faculty and staff in the Department of Art + Art History and includes a diverse array of work, from still-life paintings to digital design. Working Title: 2020 offers us insight into what faculty have been working on in their own studios during this most unusual time. Exhibiting artists include Malena Bergmann, J.B. Burke, Keith Bryant, Bobby Campbell, Jane Dalton, Shelley Ellis, Cynthia Frank, Heather Freeman, Maja Godlewska, Aspen Hochhalter, Eldred Hudson, Anna Kenar, Kit Kube, Andrew Leventis, Jonathan Pellitteri, Marek Ranis, Kristin Rothrock, Thomas Schmidt, Erik Waterkotte, and Deborah Wall.

Working Title: 2020 link to flikr


Not Another Word.

September 4 - October 23 | Rowe Upper Gallery
Virtual lecture: September 11, 11:15 am-12:05 pm

Join us for a virtual happy hour with Renee!

Local artist Renee Cloud is fascinated by the written word and its universal impact. She uses text in her work to explore the many ways we consume and construe language. While realizing that semantics shapes our personal relationships with words, there remains a continual and binding line of communication among everyone. This exhibition will feature an array of media accompanied by an installation component.

“Language is my medium and the semiotics embodied by written words fascinates me. Our literate brains cannot ignore words; we see them as a string of letters that convey a meaning, and never just a series of characters. We are always reading, always consuming information without pause. My work capitalizes on the consumption of language. In my work I use text as a direct line of communication to establish a secure connection with the viewer. While interpretations of the words can vary, it is fact that they are words, none the less.” Go behind the scenes!  

not another word link to flikr

Photo gallery

Annual Juried Student Exhibition link to photos

LetterHead link to photos

Written Image link to photos

Drawing Connection link to photos

Oddly Familiar and Manifest Destiny Photos on Flickr

Black River photos on Flickr

The mission of the CoA+A gallery system is to create lively forums in which the curious encounter the work of global, regional, and local artists through diverse media and dynamic exchanges that are nourished by the intellectual and creative life of the university. Our programming will echo crossovers of the visual arts, architecture, music, theatre, and dance inherent to the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte. We seek to provide a haven for experimentation, to invigorate the environments we occupy, and to amplify the means to engage art and design in our community.

Adam Justice, Director of Galleries:

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