Todd Art Gallery

Welcome to the Todd Art Gallery and MTSU's Todd Hall! Below you will find information about our current exhibition on display. You can also find the Gallery Schedule for a complete list of all exhibitions during the year! For more information or if you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (615) 898-5532 or (615) 898-2455 or via email at

Todd Art Gallery

Todd Hall and Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
and open with Saturdays At Todd, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Todd Hall, Room 224A 

Saturdays At Todd Schedule

In the Gallery

Studio Art B.F.A. Exhibit

March 28 – April 5

Annual Capstone Exhibit for majors with a concentration in Studio Art: Ceramics, Painting, Print Media, and Sculpture, nearing the completion of their academic studies
Openings: Campus, 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, Community, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30
Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A

Participants include Megann Baker, Jillian DeGrie, Jacee Kuykendall, Sarah Leuthen, Kayleigh Messler, Kathryn Welch, Greer Wilkins

A Show about Texture, Memory, Repetition, Contrast, and Relationships

Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidates Studio Art Exhibition

Image: Exhibit Design, Jillian DeGrie

Spring 2024 Exhibition Calendar


SPECTRUM Member’s Juried Exhibition

Exhibition on display through Wedneday,  January 31

Featuring members from the Radical Intersectional Printmakers' Guild (RIPG), SPECTRUM is a broad invitation to share the rich tapestry of human experience, delving into the multifaceted spectrums of gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, migratory status, and race.
RIPG is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization designed to center the voices of marginalized printmakers and print-based artists. Collectively, RIPG cultivates an inclusive and open space where knowledge, experiences, and information relevant to the group's membership can be shared. The organization aims to provide this aid in an accessible, transparent, and equitable way that encourages innovative strategies expanding the field of printmaking, print-media, and print-based activity. RIPG is a community for anyone involved in print at any level with the intent to focus support regionally and nationally.

Participants include Grace Bougher, Ina Kaur, Jake Lahah, Peri Law, Veronica Leto, Tristen Luken, Lilliana Reinoso, Jenny Sekaran, Becci Spruill, Taro Takizawa, Brett Taylor, Triangle Head Universe, Tanushree Vachharajani, and Carl Voss + Interrobang Projects.

SPECTRUM Juror: Fuko Ito

Meet the JurorFollow Fuko Ito


Risograph Printed
An iteration of the exhibit with the sale of each supporting the Radical Intersectional Printmakers Guild. For questions and to purchase:

Spectrum Zine Cover   Spectrum Inside Look   Spectrum Zine Inside Cover


7 p.m.–Thursday, January 25, 2024, Artist Talk via Zoom with SPECTRUM Juror Fuko Ito.

Interested in participating contact for a meeting link

1–3 p.m.—Saturday, January 27, Saturdays At Todd Printmaking Open House, Todd Hall, Room 354

Everyone is welcome as no signup is required for this special Saturdays At Todd, Printmaking Open House. Here is your chance to see live printing, participate in a workshop, and view additional exhibitions from MTSU alums and faculty. Alena Mehić is printing an edition of hand-drawn stone lithographs, while Taylor Walton installs a wheat-paste mural-sized collage. Students from MTSU's print club, Tulip Poplar Press, will be screen printing posters as take-away items. Gallery Six-Three (the display space adjacent Todd 354) will feature a series of new Risograph prints by Charlie Reynolds. There will be work from alums and past visitors to the MTSU Print Media area throughout the print studios.
A Risograph Printed Anthology of the Exhibition will be available for purchase in Todd Art Gallery. $15 per edition; proceeds go to support RIPG.  

SMA Select 2024 Exhibition

February 8 – 23

Member artwork from the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) visits the MTSU campus this February via MSA Select 2024, a dynamic juried exhibition of sculpture highlighting a variety of techniques, media, and content.

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is a non-profit arts organization and an affiliate of the International Sculpture Center (ISC) that advances the creation and awareness of sculpture and sculptors. Its membership is open to anyone, anywhere, interested in and committed to sculpture - including sculptors, art educators, patrons, collectors, galleries, suppliers, architects, developers, journalists, critics, historians, curators, and museums. 

MSA Select 2024 Juror: Courtney Adair Johnson

Meet the Juror

 Black Bodies Making Form:

100 Years of Tennessee African American Artists

March 9 – March 23

The Todd Art Gallery hosts a collaboration of multiple African American Tennessee Artists co-curated by Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay, gallery director and curator for East Tennessee State Univerity's Slocumb and Tipton Galleries, and ETSU Advancement director and Umoja board member Karen LeBlanc Sullivan. This traveling exhibition includes influential and contemporary craft artists from across the state including historical figures like William Edmondson, Bessie Harvey, Greg Ridley, Fritz Massaquoi, Sammie Nicely, and Governor's art awardees Hattie Marshall-Duncan and Bill Capshaw in a stellar line up for an unprecedented project. 

Exhibition Co-Curators:  Karlota I. Contreras-Koterbay and Karen LeBlanc Sullivan

Meet KarlotaMeet KarenMore about the Exhibit

Studio Art B.F.A. Exhibit

March 28 – April 5

Annual Capstone Exhibit for majors with a concentration in Studio Art: Ceramics, Painting, Print Media, and Sculpture, nearing the completion of their academic studies
Openings: Campus, 2 p.m., Thursday, March 28, Community, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30

Participants include Megann Baker, Jillian DeGrie, Jacee Kuykendall, Sarah Leuthen, Kayleigh Messler, Kathryn Welch, Greer Wilkins

Graphic Design B.F.A. Exhibit 

April 20 – 27

Annual Capstone Exhibit for majors with a concentration in Graphic Design, nearing the completion of their academic studies
Opening: Community/Campus, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20

Coming May 2024

2nd Tennessee Collegiate Art Competition (TCAC) 

May 11 – June 3 — Main Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A

A juried exhibition of undergraduate and graduate artwork from university, college, and community college students
across Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky.

Reception – Saturday, May 11

11th Winners’ Circle, a K-12 Exhibition

May 11 – 18 — Todd Building Hallways

An Art Teachers selected and Todd Art Gallery curated exhibition of student artwork by
Kindergarten through 12th grade students from across Middle Tennessee

Reception – Saturday, May 18

K-12 Art Teachers Exhibition

May 11 – June 3 — Glass Gallery, Todd Hall, Rooms 210 and 224

An invitational exhibition of artwork featuring selections from Elementary, Middle, and High School Art Teachers across Middle Tennessee
Reception – Saturday, May 18

Coming Summer 2024

Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts

 June 8 – June 30, 2024

A residency summer intensive program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance, and filmmaking, Governor Lamar Alexander founded the School for the Arts in 1984, assembling a team of professionals to develop a program for Tennessee that would rival the best summer arts schools in the nation.

Rutherford Arts Alliance Juried Member Exhibition

 June 28 – July 20

The 6th annual juried, all media exhibit of alliance member artists with an awards presentation from the MTSU Department of Art and Design and the Rutherford Arts Alliance (RAA) that endeavors to connect creatives and community, RAA is an independent, nonprofit advocacy group created to identify, unite and promote arts, culture, and heritage throughout Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Reception – Friday, June 28

Art of Perception

July 27 – August 17

A collaboration of MTSU Department of Art and Design and community artists and activists, Dr. Barbara and Mr. Leroy Hodges, who will curate a multi-cultural exhibition outreach of artists from all media and backgrounds.
Reception – Saturday, July 27

A Look Back...

Fall 2023

Jessica Hische: Covered

August 28 – September 16, 2023

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist and author who claims a tendency to overshare and exhibit a penchant for procrastiworking. A multiple New York Times Bestseller, she is also a renowned illustrator, graphic and type designer, and lettering artist with an active and influential voice in her field.
Hische is a mentor and an inspiration to many in the design community. Her commitment to design as an art form has garnered her work in such diverse fields as the film, music, and television industries. 

Clients include Wes Anderson, Dave Eggers, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co., OXFAM America, McSweeney's, American Express, Target, Victoria's Secret, Chronicle Books, Nike, Samsung, and many international Fortune 500 companies.

Visit Jessica's Website; See Jessica's Artwork: Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische-Covered, Great Expectations 

Image: Great Expectations Print of Book Cover Illustration, University of North Florida

Be A Part – Jessica's Visit to MTSU

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

4–5:30 pm: Todd Hall, Todd Art Gallery, Room 224A – Artist Reception and Book Signing of Who Will You Be?
6–7:15 pm: Academic Classroom Building, Room 104 – Artist Presentation and Talk with Q&A
Who Will You Be? Available during Jessica Hische Book Signing!
Image: Who Will You Be? Children's Picture Book, Available During Jessica Hische Book Signing

Recent Exhibitions

James Gibson: A Life in Sculpture, Spring 2022

A Retrospective Exhibition

A representation of the body of work created by Art and Design's long-time Professor of Sculpture, James Gibson

James Gibson | Tennessee Arts Commission Permanent Collection

Jim Gibson - Artist Welding 1986
Artist Welding, 1986 image, The Estate of James S. Gibson
James Gibson - A Life in Sculpture


2C - Creative Community Risograph Alum Show, Fall 2021 

Your Donation supports MTSU Department of Art and Design Student Scholarships
All donors receive a Risograph Print of your Choice. Contact for details and to donate.

Fall 2020 Interview with Art and Design Student Jason Watkins

Jason Watkins with original Malcolm X painting

Jason Watkins displays his original painting | Malcolm | Acrylic on Canvas



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