We share learning resources for young people and families. We offer diverse opportunities for all needs and learning styles. K–12 teachers may reserve guided tours with, or in preparation for, class visits. Our exhibitions and collections merge visual arts and object-based learning. We welcome scholars and researchers to explore our collections.

The Collection

The Oakland University Art Collection comprises twentieth and twenty-first paintings by artists such as Lyonel Feininger, Richard Artschwager, Alex Katz, Al Held, Malcolm Morley, Terry Winters, Fernando Botero, Carlos Rolón, Michael Luchs, and Gordon Newton. The collection also includes the G. Mennen Williams African Art Collection, the Dr. and Mrs. Amitendranath Tagore Chinese Art Collection, Carl F. Barnes, Jr. and Anna M. Barnes Print Collection, and the Dr. Berton London Ethnographic Art Collection.


The OU Art Gallery hosts lectures, gallery talks and artist panels in conjunction with the exhibitions. You can see the full list by going to the events page on the website.


Tour and school group visits are available upon advance request for the current exhibition on view. Just reach out to us at artgalleryinfo@oakland.edu and we will get your visit scheduled.


A variety of gallery-related collection and preparatory activities are offered with flexible hours to match your availability. Contact us for more information on internship and volunteer opportunities with the Oakland University Art Gallery.