With over 2,000 square feet, the Atrium Gallery is located on the first floor of the Art and Journalism Building, adjacent to the Ball State Bookstore (owned by Barnes and Noble) and near the building's main elevator and staircase.

The mission of the Atrium Gallery is the promotion and appreciation of the visual arts for studio artists, educators, and designers. The gallery serves as an important educational tool as it provides opportunities for students, faculty, and the broader arts community to showcase works and view the artwork of others.

The gallery is the primary location for receptions for School of Art students’ thesis exhibitions. It also is a venue for exceptional juried and visiting exhibitions in various media with regional, national and international participation. For more information about exhibitions and reception dates, see the Ball State University calendar or listen to Indiana Public Radio.

Atrium GalleRy Schedule (PDF)

Normal Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays 1-4 pm.
Closed Sundays and all Ball State breaks and holidays.

Atrium Gallery Floor Plan (PDF)

Policies and Guidelines

Visitors are not permitted to photograph or record videos in the Atrium Gallery. All of the artworks exhibited in the gallery are either on loan to the gallery, which means the gallery does not have exclusive rights to the artworks, or under current copyright with the living artists. Photographers and videographers who seek exception to this rule need to contact the Gallery Associate in advance of their visit.

If you would like your artworks to be included in the University Libraries' digital collection then you must complete and return the Ball State University Libraries' Electronic Publication Rights Statement (PDF) to the gallery associate.

You will need to complete a statement for each artwork on display.

You may return these statements to any Atrium Gallery assistant on duty in the gallery, to the main art office (AJ 401), or to the current Gallery Associate’s office (AJ 212).

For more information about this form, please contact the director of the School of Art.

Give to the Atrium Gallery

Your support is critical to our efforts to attract talented students and visiting artists, secure international exhibitions, and enhance the exhibition gallery space itself.

Please consider making a gift to the Atrium Art Gallery, Art and Journalism Building (Account 723).

You can give online or by check to the Ball State University Foundation. Please specify the account of your choice.

Give Now

Learn more about giving to Ball State.