The Illini Union Art Gallery continues the Illini Union's mission to enrich the lives of students and the campus community through the freedom of expression and the value of each individual.

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The Illini Union Art Gallery is proud to feature shows from local and national artists, as well as works from university staff, faculty, and students. All shows are intended to represent the diverse spirit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The complete 2017-18 exhibit schedule is below. The application to showcase artwork for the 2017-2018 academic year, has closed. Thank you for your interest!

2017-2018 exhibit schedule

Exhibit Name: People of Speech
Date: August 31-September 25, 2017
Artist: Shawnika Lucks
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name: A Multimedia Presentation of the University of Illinois Marching Illini
Date: October 5-25, 2017
Artist: Bradley Leeb and Mark Herman
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name:  “12 Nazi Concentration Camps” Inaugural Greenfield Lynch Event
Date: November 2-27, 2017
Artist: James Friedman
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name: Dear World Project
Date: December 7, 2017-January 25, 2018
Presenter: Illini Union Courtyard Café
Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 7, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name: CineSemblance
Date: February 1-22, 2018
Artist: Derek Clem
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name: Ninth Annual – The Eric Show
Date: March 1-29, 2018
Presenter: 40 North
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 1, 4:30-6:30pm

Exhibit Name: Untold
Date: April 12-May 31, 2018
Artist: Lori Fuller
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 12, 4:30-6:30pm 

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