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Galleries and Hours
Please call 540-831-5754 to confirm opening hours before you visit.
The Radford University Art Museum system has three main galleries and two smaller exhibition spaces located in student dormitories. The Art Museum at the Covington Center is the main gallery with 2200 square feet of exhibition space, bamboo floors, an integrated security system, and computerized climate control to preserve artwork. This gallery features exhibits by faculty, students, and international guests year-round. The Porterfield Gallery in Porterfield Hall is an intimate gallery used for exhibitions of alumni art as well as for current student art in the various studio areas. The Art Museum Downtown is located in downtown Radford and houses the annual Juried Student Art Show, along with other student shows. The two satellite galleries are located in Muse Hall and Tyler Hall.
Admission to the RU Art Museum is free of charge.
- Gallery in the Covington Center: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday/Sunday, noon-4pm
- Gallery downtown at the Bondurant Center: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, noon-4pm
- Porterfield Gallery: Monday-Friday, 8am-noon & 1pm-5pm
- Satellite galleries in Muse and Tyler Halls are usually accessible 8am-8pm
The RU Art Museum galleries in the Covington Center, in Porterfield Hall, and downtown at the Bondurant Center are closed whenever the university is closed. These galleries are also closed during fall break, winter break, and spring break, and on regular holidays such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and July 4th. During the summer after graduation, the gallery in Covington is open by appointment only. The summer hours of the downtown gallery depend upon student staff availability. Please call 540-831-5754 to confirm opening hours before you visit.