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The Galleries are open new gallery hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday's 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Galleries are following the appropriate CDC and institutional guidelines to ensure the safety of all visitors. We ask visitors to wear a face covering at all times, social distance and limit the number of people in the Galleries at one time (max 10). Please enter the exhibitions at the front of the Rutledge Gallery and follow the designated path to view all three exhibitions.

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Current Exhibitions

Still in Touch Exhibition (Virtual and Physical)

The Union of Student Artists, Winthrop University Galleries, and the Studios@LOOM have come together to host and curate a virtual and physical exhibition that showcases the ingenuity of Winthrop's faculty and students during these weird quarantine times. The physical exhibition at the Studios@LOOM will run until Sept. 26 while the virtual exhibition can be found at 

September 8 – October 5, 2020
Investigative Report
Lewandowski Student Gallery

Investigative Report is an exhibition curated by Claudia O’Steen and Stephanie Sutton of student work that utilizes unconventional research methods and media to explore the act of investigation. The selected works consider investigation as a path, as a pursuit, as a conceptual framework, and as a mode of making.

September 21 – December 11, 2020
Portraits of Anxiety
Margaret Curtis
Rutledge Gallery

Combining realistic and stylized imagery, Margaret Curtis’ large scale imagery looks closely at the national culture of violence in the United States. Digging into personal and universal anxieties, the artist explores how threat intermingles with our most basic understanding of the world. Born in Hamilton, Bermuda, Curtis is a painter and visual artist currently living and working in Tryon, NC.

September 21 – October 16, 2020
Future Study
Nicole Davenport
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Future Study by Nicole Davenport transforms the gallery space into a research lab to explore her Master of Arts in Arts Administration capstone entitled “Engaging Changing Audiences in Southeastern Museums and Galleries.” In the space, Davenport visually shares her capstone exploration which will evolve during the course of the exhibition with ongoing study and findings. Follow Davenport’s ongoing process on Instagram @FutureStudyLab. Originally from Anderson, South Carolina, Davenport is a recent graduate of Winthrop’s Master of Arts in Arts Administration program and worked with Winthrop University Galleries from 2017 to fall 2020.


Winthrop University Galleries presents up to 18 professional, faculty, and student exhibitions annually and offers accompanying educational programs, visiting artists, and opening receptions to inspire and enrich the lives of Winthrop students, faculty, staff, and regional audiences. Students also gain hands-on experience working as gallery assistants. WUG has enjoyed regional recognition and continues to strive to serve the campus and community by promoting academic excellence and human understanding through visual art and design. Exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public. There are three galleries in two buildings; the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries in Rutledge Building and Lewandowski Student Gallery in McLaurin Hall.

The Galleries are funded through the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the generous support of the Patrons of Winthrop University Galleries, The Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery Endowment Fund, and the Edmund. D. Lewandowski Student Gallery Endowment Fund.

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Last Updated: 9/22/20