Notable UAMGs

This is by no means a systematic list, and we are certain to have overlooked some worthy institutions, but we wanted to at least begin. Our criteria included: strength and/or character of the collection, historical significance, architecture, campus and community outreach and programming, website and internet presence, foot traffic, innovation and integrity. Please email us at to let us know if there are other university art museums and galleries that should be included here.


Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen
s University, Kingston, Ontario, est. 1957

Art Gallery of York University, York University, Toronto

Galerie de l
UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec

Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, est. 1966

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, est. 1948

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, est. 1949

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, est. 1895


Accademia (Gallerie dellAccademia), Venice, 1750

Accademia di Belle Arti (Academy of the Arts of Drawing), Florence, 1563

Accademia Clementina, Bologna

The Accademia di San Luca, (Academy of Saint Luke), Rome, 1577

Pinocateca di Brera, Milan, 1776


Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (Contemporary Art University Musuem)
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, c. 1952 (?)


Ateneo Art Gallery, Manila, 1960

United Kingdom

The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology in Oxford, England, 1908 (current); 1620s (early collection)

The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute, London

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, 1848

s Yard, Cambridge, England (collection of modern art), 1970

Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1768

United States

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (NC), 1948

Allan Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (OH)

The Armand Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles (CA), 1990

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkley (CA), 1970

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick (ME), 1894

Cantor Art Center, Stanford University, Stanford (CA), 1894

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (CA), 1998

Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence (RI), 1971

Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley (MA), 1889

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC), 1969

Fogg Art Museums, Harvard, Cambridge (MA), 1881

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (NY), 1864

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (MN), 1934

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens (GA), 1948

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), 1880s

Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson (NY), 1994

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover (NH), 1772

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (IN), 1941

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1961

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing (MI), 1930

List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA), 1924-1930

Mabee Gerer Museum of Art, Saint Gregory's University, Shawnee (OK), 1875

Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston (IL), 1980

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta (GA), 1875

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis (MI), 1881

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland (CA), 1925

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley (MA), 1876

The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, College Park (PA), 1972

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton (NJ), 1882

Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette (IN)

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham (MA), 1948

The Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville (FL), 1990

Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (NE), 1888

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago (IL), 1974

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton (MA), 1875

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence (KA), 1878

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (NY), 2000

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City (IA), 1969

Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro (NC), 1941

Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), 1989

Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College (WI), 1892

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (CT), 1832

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (CT), 1929