Profile of the University Art Gallery, Sonoma State

University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University in CA.
University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University in CA.. Image courtesy UAG.

Established:

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California was established in 1978.

The Museum is part of the University's art and art history department and does not maintain a permanent collection. However, it hosts regular art exhibitions of Modern and contemporary art.

History:

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University was established in 1978 in Rohnert Park, California as part of the University's art program.

As per their website: "For thirty years, Sonoma State University, Department of Art and Art History has been the hub of visual art on campus and in Sonoma County. As a center of creativity and experimentation, the department provides students with the foundation for a lifetime of visual arts study and presence. Our majors offer in-depth education in technique, concept and history of art."

Mission:

The Museum's mission, according to their website, is:

"Our Mission is to serve as a source of educational and cultural enrichment for the campus and surrounding communities by producing programs and publications that promote the understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary visual art from throughout the United States and beyond."

Location:

The University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University is located in Rohnert Park, approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco, California.

Please refer to the museum's website for directions and further information.

Museum's Conservation Department:

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University does not have a permanent collection, so it does not employ the services of an art conservator whose job is to preserve and restore artworks.

To learn more about the field of art conservation, please see interviews with conservators.

Famed Artworks in Collection:

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University does not have a permanent collection and mainly exhibits students' BFA works.

In addition, other exhibitions have included the work by artists such as Mark Perlman and Hung Liu.

Noteworthy Facts:

Artist's Submissions

Artists are invited to submit images of their work to the Director at michael.schwager@sonoma.edu.

Student Internships

University students can apply to work as interns, while earning academic credits.

"Internships are offered each semester and require a student to work 45 hours for every 1 unit of credit earned (135 hours = 3 units)."

Interns will work doing exhibition installations and on weekends. Please refer to their website for further details on how to apply.

Employment Information:

The Museum does not post employment opportunities on its website.

However, the Museum offers internships, which allow students to learn about and gain hands-on experience in the various departments of a museum/gallery such as administrative, curatorial, collections, exhibitions, marketing, sales, and security.

 

How to Apply for a Job:

Students can apply to intern positions by contacting the University Art Gallery directly.

Museum's Contact Info:

    University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Tel: (707) 664-2295.

    University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University's website

    Museum Hours:

    • Monday closed
    • Tuesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Thursday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Saturday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Closed holidays

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