The University Galleries is comprised of three art galleries that play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, College of the Arts at the University of Florida, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community.
The primary mission of the Gary R. Libby University Gallery is to provide the greater Gainesville community with a contemporary venue that continually explores new directions in visual art, sometimes incorporating historical perspectives as well. The gallery also collaborates with myriad UF colleges, community and regional entities in creating a trans-disciplinary venue for artwork that is relevant to education at UF, and the greater region.
Exhibitions feature nationally/internationally known artists in the fall, and a bi-annual studio art faculty exhibition, juried student art show, and MFA graduating thesis project exhibitions in the spring.
The Gary R. Libby Focus Gallery presents art exhibitions that are organized by student curators, in conjunction with the director of the galleries, providing an opportunity for students to learn experientially about curation, exhibition design, and presentation, and visitors to view professionally presented shows that primarily feature contemporary art.
The Constance and Linton Grinter Gallery of International Art presents exhibitions organized by graduate student curators, in conjunction with the director of the galleries that feature international and multicultural artworks. This venue allows graduate students to learn experientially about curation and exhibition design, and visitors to experience art and artifacts from across world cultures.