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Patrons in the Perspective Gallery with Perspective Gallery logo in the left corner.

The mission of Perspective Gallery is to expand the student’s conceptual world through art appreciation and to encourage patronage of the arts. The Gallery organizes exhibits by local, national and international artists. Through these exhibits and educational programming, the Gallery inspires active learning about art and provides a conduit for dialogue on local and world issues. The Gallery supports the transdisciplinary educational goals of the University to benefit students and members of the community.

Even when we’re closed, exhibitions are visually available through our perimeter windows, in front, and down the corridor along the side of the gallery.

Perspective Gallery Current Exhibit

Rowena Finn, Warm Welcome

Rowena Finn - 7000 Pieces of Me: Visual Essays on Identity and Belonging

March 12–May 11, 2024

Rowena Federico Finn is an award-winning artist living in Virginia whose artwork has been shown in regional, statewide, and national juried exhibitions. Rowena is a passionate and outspoken activist for the rights and needs of underrepresented and underserved communities and has served on multiple advisory boards. Rowena also shares her talents by teaching painting and drawing.

This exhibition has been created in collaboration with the VT Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) + Center, which will host Rowena as a visiting artist April 3–5, 2024. The exhibition employs the tactile language of textiles, shells, beads, wood, paper, and more to convey the nuanced struggle of grafting Filipino/FilipinoX cultures onto pre-existing American cultural norms.

There will be a reception and an artist’s talk on Thursday April 4. The reception runs from 5–7 p.m. in the Perspective Gallery and the artist’s talk, beginning at 5:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for the Arts, Diverse Voices, and Perspectives Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public.

Flex Gallery Current Exhibit

(Located on the 2nd floor hallway adjacent to the Perspective Gallery)

Digital Photo, c. 2023 Alexander Marsh, Oxybelis fulgidus

Alexander Marsh Wildlife Photography

January 16-August 14, 2024

Alex Marsh was born in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. He received is B.S in Biology in 2021 from Florida Gulf Coast University. While he is passionate about all wildlife, he is particularly interested in reptiles and amphibians. His passion has taken him on research expeditions to exotic locations around the world such as the Caribbean, South Africa, and Peru. While in the Peruvian Amazon, Alex developed an interest for wildlife photography. He has photographed some of the most beautiful and dangerous animals on the planet while enduring some of the harshest environments. Alex is currently a second-year veterinary student at Virginia Tech in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He plans to focus on small animal medicine and specialize in radiology.

Spring Semester Hours of Operation

January 16-May 11, 2024

  • Monday: 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 12-9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
  • Closed during university breaks and holidays

For additional information contact:

Perspective Gallery (0138)
225 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-6040 (Phone)
540-231-5403 (Fax)

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Art Reach is Perspective Gallery’s community outreach program which provides visual arts experiences to students and experiential learning opportunities to our gallery assistants and interns.