The gallery is a 20’x50’ exhibition space that hosts three professional exhibitions, an annual national juried exhibition, senior capstone exhibitions, and an annual juried student exhibition. All exhibitions are celebrated with a reception for the artists which includes a gallery talk.

The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday – Friday | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Kreft Gallery features

  • The gallery is conveniently located just east of the Box Office and serves as the entrance to the Black Box Theatre
  • Entry to the gallery is through a door in the floor-to-ceiling glass wall which opens onto the main hallway in the Kreft Center for the Arts, making exhibitions visible even when the gallery is closed
  • Security is provided by trained student docents
  • Gallery space is reconfigurable with 4’ X 8” kiosks, and pedestals with plexiglas vitrines
  • Overhead, color-balanced track lighting illuminates the space
  • The gallery is also used as the backdrop for the senior recitals of music majors as well as other university events

Gallery Exhibits

Between the Regions by Barbara Simcoe*

January 30 - February 25
Opening Reception: February 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kreft Center Gallery

Barbara Simcoe is on the faculty of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska and has taught painting and drawing since 1998. She has shown widely in nationally and in European venues in many invitational and juried exhibitions, including exhibits in Lithuania, Israel, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Simcoe's work consists of oil paintings, graphite and ink drawings, and digital photography. Intended to be vehicles for contemplation of silence as the medium through which one can sense spirituality, her works are quiet yet at the same time challenge a sensory overloaded and violent culture. The artworks emerge out of a conviction that the experience of discord and disorientation is an approach to the release of spirit that regenerates a wholeness that is damaged by the dysfunctional aspects of culture and society. A conflicted stance between the integration of interiority and external fragmentation must be experienced if regeneration is to be possible. Spirit provokes reflection into the subconscious that is the grounding of personal identity, and the works mediate the space between perception and meditation, a liminal space that is ephemeral and intuitively accessed.