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. The gallery hosts 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 also fulfills the educational mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 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 is home to a permanent collection of more than 1,400 artworks and is particularly strong in the work of “Outsider” (untrained or self-taught) artists and works on paper, including German examples generously donated by Marvin and Janet Fishman. Other highlights of the collection include the work of important Contemporary artists like Andy Warhol and also previous Schuh Visiting Artists such as Kiki Smith and Nick Cave. 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. 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.


Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

A schedule of Crossman Gallery exhibitions will be coming soon. For more information on exhibitions, visit our events page.

Ticketed events do not require a parking pass. Patrons can park in Lot 1 (corner of Prince & Main Street) starting up to one hour prior to the event without a parking pass.
Non-ticketed events that happen during the week and before 5pm on Friday require that attendees have a parking pass.

Ways to purchase a parking pass are as follows:

  • A visitors pass can be ordered online and printed at home by clicking here.
  • Stop by the Visitors Center building at 826 W. Starin Road, Whitewater, WI 53190. Business hours are 7:30 - 4:30 pm. During non-business hours, attendees can stop by the kiosk located behind the Visitors Center building in the service drive-thru to purchase an hourly, daily or weekly parking permit.

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