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Leu Art Gallery


Leu Art Gallery

The Leu Art Gallery is located inside the Lila D. Bunch Library and features work by professional, established artists. This space is dedicated to exhibitions that enhance the educational mission of Belmont University. With a foundation in fine art, exhibitions speak more broadly to various disciplines of study across campus. Previous exhibitions of note incorporated works by Carroll Cloar, Frederick Hart, Cop Shiva, as well as many prominent Nashville artists. Additionally, this space hosts an annual rotating exhibition in promotion of Watkins College of Art faculty and alumni.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 1-5pm 

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Gallery 121

Gallery 121 is located inside the Leu Center for the Visual Arts. This space is dedicated to exhibitions that enhance the educational mission of the Watkins College of Art. Student, emerging artist, and other related exhibitions complement the college's fine arts curriculum, fostering critical discourse and advancing material approach. Gallery 121, in collaboration with the Kappa Pi Art Honorary Society, presents an annual student exhibition that is juried by outside professionals. Additionally, this space hosts an annual exhibition for Bachelor of Fine Arts senior students.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 12-6pm; Sunday: 2-6pm

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Meaders Student Gallery

Named for Belmont University Professor Emeritus Jim Meaders, the Meaders Student Gallery in the Leu Center for Visual Arts is a student-run exhibition space that is managed by the Kappa Pi Art Honorary Society. Exhibits are curated and coordinated by Kappa Pi students.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 12-6pm; Sunday: 2-6pm

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Located at The Packing Plant in Nashville's Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, The WAG provides a large and versatile public space for students to share their work. This unique building is shared with several other galleries and participates in a monthly art crawl, making it a major hub of the Nashville Arts community. Established specifically for student use, WAG is an experimental space that offers artistic independency, encourages risk-taking in the creative process, and stimulates honest feedback from the local community.

Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday: 1pm-6pm; Sunday-Monday: Closed

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All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. Sign up for the WCA Gallery Updates newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest gallery-related programming for the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Questions and exhibition proposals may be submitted to Katie Mitchell, Director of Galleries & Programming.