College of Arts and Communication


The Crossman Gallery, established in 1971 with the construction of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, is the primary visual art exhibition venue for the Department of Art and Design at UW-Whitewater. The gallery organizes several exhibitions annually that showcase a variety of artistic expressions, and also provides a venue for arts-related activities and events, such as the renowned Schuh Visiting Artist workshop and exhibition. As a teaching gallery that both enables art students to showcase their work for public audiences and facilitates thoughtful engagement with art for all students, the Crossman serves the educational mission of the university. Situated in southern Wisconsin, the Crossman Gallery is a cultural driver of our region, as well as a local artistic hub serving communities in and beyond campus.

The Crossman Gallery stewards a permanent collection of over 1,600 artworks and is particularly strong in the work of “Outsider” (untrained or self-taught) artists and works on paper, including German Expressionist prints generously donated by Marvin and Janet Fishman. The gallery been the grateful recipient of a number of substantial gifts from donors like Ernella Hunziker, who presented the Crossman with dozens of objects from various indigenous American cultures, and Patricia Smith, who gifted the gallery numerous Japanese textiles. Other highlights of the collection include works by renowned Modern and Contemporary artists like Andy Warhol, Käthe Kollwitz, Claes Oldenburg, and Judy Chicago, in addition to local and regional artists like Leon Pescheret, Evelyn Guhr Sweeney, and Fran Achen, as well as previous Schuh Visiting Artists such as Kiki Smith and Della Wells.

The permanent art collection stewarded by the Crossman Gallery continues to grow each year with gifts generously donated by alumni, emeriti, and members of the community. In the future, we plan to make the full permanent collection digitally accessible to everyone, so please check back at a later date.

The Gallery is always free and all are welcome.


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Closed for the Summer. Fall exhibition schedule coming soon.

*The Gallery is open only during exhibitions. The Gallery is closed on holidays and breaks on the Academic Calendar.

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