Current Exhibitions

Drawing of a woman

Drawing by Jordan Blevins Lively

Student Drawing Show

Nov. 17 – Dec. 17
Opening Reception on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.

An exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in drawing.

Gallery 205


Painting of marines in WWII

Green Hell: The Battle of Suicide Creek by Ken Smith

The Things They Carried: Military Art by Ken Smith

Oct. 15 – Dec. 3
Opening Reception on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.

Paintings of the common soldier from the French & Indian War to the Iraq War. This is in conjunction with the NEA's Big Read Program, sponsored by the McConnell Library.

Radford University Art Museum Downtown








Finzi-Contini Giardino

Nov. 5 – Dec. 13

Opening events on Nov. 5:

  • Artist's talk at 4 p.m. in the Performance Hall in the Covington Center
  • Film showing The Garden of the Finzi-Continis at 4:30 p.m. (also in the Performance Hall)
  • Reception and exhibit opening at 6 p.m.

A beautifully executed, extremely contemporary, historically relevant and deeply personal exhibition inspired by Italian American / Jewish artist Eric Finzi's family's experience (in Ferrara, Italy, from the rise of Mussolini until the start of World War II) as told in the 1962 historical novel and later Academy Award winning film, “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis.” This is a gorgeous and compelling collection of contemporary works that help provoke dialogue on many topics and create the opportunity to engage different university departments.

Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center