James R. Connor University Center

Roberta's Art Gallery

Welcome to Roberta's Art Gallery! The gallery is currently open to the public and is hosting exhibits online and in-person.

Check out our lineup of live events below in the dropdowns, as well as our monthly craft blog, Roberta's Art Gallery's Craft Corner.

Blue Through Brown Eyes: The Art of Mutope Johnson

  • January 13-February 26, 2021
  • Artist: Mutope Johnson
  • Virtual Reception: February 10, 5 pm, FB Live

8th Annual Juried Global Photo Exhibition: Our Global Travelers in These Times

  • March 3-26, 2021
  • Virtual Panel Discussion: March 10, 5 pm, FB Live
  • Categories: Monumental Selfie, Pandemic, People-Pets-Livestock-Wildlife, The Eye of the Beholder

Say Their Names Exhibit

  • April 5-May 7, 2021
  • In collaboration with Whitewater Student Government, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Zeta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
  • The goal of the Say Their Names Exhibit (italicized) is to create an impactful and commemoratory experience, that pays respect to those who have lost their lives to police brutality. The exhibit is not only a display of lives lost but also a valuable means for UW-Whitewater students to educate themselves on this issue.
  • Virtual Reception: April 6, 5:15 pm, FB Live

This is Coming Along Just As I Expected, Unfortunately.

  • May 12-June 2, 2021
  • Artist: Francisco Ramirez
  • Virtual Reception: May 12, 5:00 pm, FB Live

In Motion: A Sports Photography Exhibit by Evan Halpop

  • June 7-25, 2021
  • Artist: Evan Halpop
  • Virtual Reception: June 9, 5 pm, FB Live

All exhibits and receptions are FREE and open to the public.

Attending certain events can earn students class credit.

If you would like to exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery, please contact us for a proposal request.

String Art Workshop

  • Wednesday, February 3
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Facebook Live
  • Free!
  • Sign Up
  • Stop by the gallery to pick up your supply kit prior to the workshop on Feb. 3 during gallery hours.
  • If you require a more accessible project than string art, the gallery will also be offering Word Art kits as an alternative craft. If you would like to participate in this craft instead, please indicate in the sign up survey. On the day of the event, you will be able to come to the gallery to pick out your word for the craft and receive your kit!
  • In collaboration with UC Entertainment

Decoupage Pencil Cup Workshop

  • Monday, March 15
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Webex live streamed onto Facebook
  • Free!
  • Sign Up
  • Supplies: Tin can painted white, paper napkin, paint brush or sponge, & Mod Podge.
  • Stop by the gallery to pick up your supply kit prior to the workshop during gallery hours.

Beaded Planter Workshop

  • Wednesday, April 7
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Webex live streamed onto Facebook
  • Free!
  • Sign Up
  • Supplies: Flower pot painted white, glass beads or rocks, adhesive, & paint brush.
  • Stop by the gallery to pick up your supply kit prior to the workshop during gallery hours.

Commencement Cap Decorating Workshop

  • May 3-6
  • Noon-2:00 pm
  • UC North Mall (rainsite is UC 261)
  • Free!
  • Face coverings are required, gloves will be provided and required to be worn, and tables will be spread out and disinfected throughout workshop.
  • Enjoy available decorating supplies to decorate your commencement cap. There will be sanitized decorating stations set up along with sanitizing supplies available.

To reserve a supply kit for any of these workshops, fill out this form.

Gallery Purpose

To collaborate with campus departments, student organizations and community groups in coordinating and sponsoring exhibits.

Plan and implement free, hands-on workshops for students, campus, and the community.

Inspire individuals to explore their creativity and share their stories.

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Join the Roberta’s Art Gallery Team!

Opportunities for paid, work study, and internship positions. Develop leadership and creative problem-solving skills.

Check for openings and APPLY HERE »

Contact and Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

(262) 472-3193

University Center Rm. 158
190 Hamilton Green Way
Whitewater, WI 53190