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Perspective Gallery

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 Summer Exhibition

Joe Kelley, Watercolor on Paper, Tree Hill

Joe Kelley: (Un)seen Works

June 10–September 8, 2024

Joe Kelley was a well-known artist living in Blacksburg whose untimely death at the age of 55 sent shock waves through the community. Nearly two years have passed, and decades of his work are still being discovered in places tucked away to be found later; a gift to the community who cherished his soulful vision of the Appalachian Mountains and humorous take on the everyday. Joe Kelley: (Un)seen Works explores the artist’s versatility, genius, and passion for life expressed through the art that he left as a reminder to live every moment fully.

A closing reception will be held on Friday September 6, 2024 from 5–7 p.m. and is free and open to all.

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.

Summer Hours of Operation

June 10–August 24

  • Monday–Saturday: 12–6 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and the following dates:
    6/15, 6/19, 6/22, 6/29, 7/4, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

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. 

Perspective Gallery Strategic Plan 2024-29.pdf