The Radford University Art Museum system currently utilizes two main gallery spaces: The Art Museum at the Covington Center and the Art Museum on Tyler. While construction for the new Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity is underway, the Department of Design makes use of our two satellite galleries located in Muse Hall and Tyler Hall. Admission is free.

Summer 2024

Radford Art Show
Opening Reception: Friday 26 July from 5-7 pm, awards at 5:30pm
Open to the public: Tuesday 23 July – Friday 9 August 2024
Tyler Gallery


Fall 2024

Landscape & Caricature: The Lithography of Adolf Dehn

Featuring works from Radford University Art Museum Permanent Collection

Open to the public: Monday September 2 – Oct 4 2024

Tyler Gallery


Selections from the Permanent Collection

RUAM has a permanent collection of over 2500 artworks. For this exhibition, our graduate and undergraduate student team has put together their top selections to share with viewers.

Open to the public: Wednesday 11 September - Wednesday 9 October 2024

Covington Gallery


Guest Artist: Tim Rietenbach

Open to the public: Wednesday 30 October – Saturday 7 December

Opening reception: Wednesday October 30 from 5-7 pm

Covington Gallery


Faculty Showcase

Open to the public: Wednesday 16 October - Wednesday 20 November 2024

Closing reception: Wednesday November 13 from 5-7 pm

Tyler Gallery


MFA Show: Chris Bradbury

Open to the public: Wednesday 4 December – Weds 11 December 2024

Opening reception: Friday December 6 from 5-7 pm

Tyler Gallery

Explore the Permanent Collection Digitally

Reigning Queens: Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland
Andy Warhol; Reigning Queens: Queen Ntombi Twala of Swaziland, 25/40 (1985); Color Screenprint

The Radford University Art Museum houses roughly 2500 works of art, including 200+ student works. Noteworthy collections among the Art Museum’s holdings are the largest collection of works by New York artist Dorothy Gillespie (more than 80 works), 281 works on paper by Adolf Dehn, nearly 60 works by Harold Little, and the Kolla-Landwehr Foundation collection of 60 Huichol yarn paintings. Additionally, the museum owns some 250 works from the estate of Betty Parsons, a major art dealer in New York.

The Radford University Art Museum is digitizing its permanent collection with many peices online now. To explore our collection, go to https://ruartmuseum.catalogaccess.com/home





Selu Scenery Workshops

Radford University Art Museum’s plein air workshop series is back! Enjoy free artistic workshops in the beautiful setting of Radford University’s Selu Nature Conservancy. Workshops feature various art media (ex: painting, drawing, photography) and occur outdoors (plein air!) once a month at Radford University’s Selu Conservancy.

Registration is required and free for all participants, including students students and the Radford community. Space is limited. Please register by email at RUartmuseum@radford.edu  or call the Art Museum Office at 540-831-5754. 

Charlie Brouwer
June 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Keeping the creative fire burning: 7 ways of sustaining learn-term energey and inspiration

Brett LaGue
September 27
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Getting the most from one location: composition planning for all painting media

Margaret Sue Turner Wright
October 26
1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Plein air painting: sunsets and nocturnes!


  1. Record attendance for student art show »


    Two hundred guests attended the 2024 Juried Student Art Show, a number believed to be a record for this event.

  2. Mini-grants go a long way for CVPA students »


    Recently, three professors in the College of Visual and Performing Arts received small cash grants to aid in their classroom efforts.

  3. High school art show expands »


    Each spring, the Radford University Art Museum offers regional high school students an opportunity to share their work and compete for accolades and cash prizes. With more students receiving part or all of their education online these days, the event has recently seen expanded participation from virtual students.

  4. Ben Duke's abstract realism arrives in January »


    Artist Ben Duke's exhibition, A Situation of Meanings, brings two decades of work in abstract realism to Radford University's Art Museum.

  5. Student Judges Turn the Tables »


    On October 25, Radford University’s Tyler Gallery will host an all student-juried exhibition of art created by the university faculty and staff called Look What We Made!

  6. More to This than Just Making Stuff »


    Senior Studio Art major Dylan DeLuca arrived at Radford with skills. As he prepares to enter his final semester, he's leaving with a vision, a practice and a community.

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