Galleries and Hours

Please call 540-831-5754 to confirm opening hours before you visit.

The Radford University Art Museum system has three main galleries and two smaller exhibition spaces located in student dormitories. The Art Museum at the Covington Center is the main gallery with 2200 square feet of exhibition space, bamboo floors, an integrated security system, and computerized climate control to preserve artwork. This gallery features exhibits by faculty, students, and international guests year-round. The Art Museum on Tyler is located at 214 Tyler Street in Radford and houses the annual Juried Student Art Show, along with other student shows. While construction for the new Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity is underway, the Department of Design makes use of our two satellite galleries located in Muse Hall and Tyler Hall.

Admission to the RU Art Museum is free of charge.

Normal Hours during the academic year:

Gallery in the Covington Center: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, noon-4pm

Art Museum on Tyler: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday, noon-4pm

Satellite galleries in Muse and Tyler Halls (currently showcasing design and fashion from the Design Department) are usually accessible 8am-8pm

Summer Hours:

May 1 – June 4:  Both galleries are closed (no appointment viewings)

June 5 – August 5: The Radford Art Show will be on view at the Tyler Gallery, open Tuesday – Saturday 12-4 pm.

Friday June 9:  Radford Art Show Reception from 5-7pm

August 6 – August 29: Galleries are closed (no appointment viewings)

Fall hours begin on August 30th at Covington Art Museum Gallery:
10am-5pm M-F and Sat 12-4pm

Fall hours begin on September 6th at Tyler Gallery:
10am-5pm M-F and Sat 12-4pm

Please call 540-831-5754 or email for appointments or to schedule tours.

Other Closures:

The RU Art Museum galleries in the Covington Center and on Tyler Street are closed whenever the university is closed. These galleries are also closed during fall break, winter break, and spring break, and on regular holidays such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, and July 4th.

During the summer after graduation, the gallery in Covington is open by appointment only. Please call 540-831-5754 to confirm opening hours before you visit.