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Events and Exhibitions

The Department of Art sponsors a full array of free public events at Sacramento State each year including art exhibitions by faculty, students and visiting artists, visiting scholar lectures, the annual Art History Symposium and the end of year Art Ball. 

All of the artistic media taught in the Department of Art are represented in the Else and Witt Galleries in Kadema Hall. Most of the shows are designed and installed by Art students. Students and faculty are frequently involved in the University Union Gallery and University Library Gallery exhibitions. 

Admission to events sponsored by the Department of Art is free and open to the public.

Students can apply for shows in the R.W. & Joyce Witt Gallery. There are several professional exhibits each year in the Robert Else Gallery. Proposals for the Witt and Else Gallery are accepted each spring semester by the Gallery Committee for consideration for the following academic year.

Annual Events

Festival of the Arts

Each spring, the College of Arts & Letters presents a showcase of all A&L programs through a week-long celebration.  The Art Department participates through workshops, visiting artists and lectures, and the art history symposium.

Our 2019 Festival will be held the first week of April.

Art History Symposium

Our art historians have a long legacy of hosting an annual symposium, as part of the Festival of the Arts.

California State University, Sacramento
2019 Festival of the Arts
16th Annual Art History Symposium
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1-5 PM


In and Out of Time: Global Perspectives on Time in Art History
Keynote speaker: Prita Meier, Associate Professor of Art History, New York University
Publications include Swahili Port Cities: The Architecture of Elsewhere; African Art and the Shape of Time; and World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts across the Indian Ocean

Call for Paper Proposals

Department of Art Calendar