About the Galleries
UNF Gallery of Art
The University of North Florida Gallery of Art is an educational institution that was founded in 1981. The Gallery is located in the heart of campus next to Peace Plaza in Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 1001. The mission of the UNF Gallery of Art is to serve students, faculty and staff by exhibiting works that support the educational mission of the university and its role in society through the diversity of disciplines, lectures, workshops, teaching, and dialogue.
The UNF Gallery of Art fulfills this mission by exhibiting student and faculty work, along with the work of nationally and internationally recognized artists, on a rotating basis throughout the academic year, and by maintaining the collections management initiative of cataloging and exhibiting works from the university's Permanent Collection in spaces on campus. The UNF Gallery of Art also collaborates with other departments to provide a cross-disciplinary cultural forum for the university campus.
The Back Gallery is a separate space within the UNF Gallery of Art, which is dedicated to exhibitions and works that cater to specific requests by UNF faculty for the purpose of student development. The space is also used to exhibit works from the Permanent Collection on a rotating basis.
The most convenient place to park when visiting the UNF Gallery of Art and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library is in Parking Garage 44. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 p.m. on Fridays). For information about parking permits and daily passes, please see Parking and Transportation Services.
Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr., M.D. Student Art Gallery
The Thomas G. Carpenter Library has collaborated with the Department of Art + Design to provide a dedicated student gallery space, the Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr. M.D. Student Art Gallery, on the second floor of the Library. The space is curated by Art + Design Faculty in order to showcase student work from classes across the Art + Design program, with exhibits changing on a rotating basis throughout the calendar year.
Lufrano Intercultural Gallery
The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery was established in 2009 thanks to the vision of Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez, former Vice President for Student and International Affairs, and the generous gifts of Dr. Anne and Dr. Robert Lufrano. This Gallery plays an important role in educating and enlightening UNF students, faculty, staff, and the Jacksonville community on social justice and environmental issues and awareness. The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery is located on the second floor of the Student Union, Building 58E, Suite 2401.
The most convenient place to park when visiting the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery is in Parking Garage 38. UNF charges $5 for parking (no charge after 5:00 p.m. on Fridays). For information about parking permits and daily passes, please see Parking and Transportation Services.
UNF Gallery At MOCA Jax
The mission of the UNF Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is to uphold the museum's commitment to enhancing visitor engagement and community involvement. Through collaboration with the University of North Florida Department of Art + Design faculty and students, as well as the Museum's curatorial and educational staff, the UNF Gallery at MOCA exhibits national and international contemporary artists and provides educational programming, lectures, workshops and conferences. This collaboration expands the efforts of both venues to provide transformational learning opportunities to students and to showcase UNF to the larger Jacksonville community.
MOCA Jacksonville is located in the core of downtown Jacksonville, at 333 N. Laura Street.There is ample parking at the Duval and Monroe street garages. Metered parking spaces around the Museum are also available, which are free after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day during weekends. See the MOCA Jacksonville website for more information on exhibitions, events, and FAQ's.