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Art that is close to home

Experience the visual world through the university's own art gallery. The Foster Gallery is the largest gallery in the Eau Claire area, and admission is free to Blugolds and the public. With a strong educational program, UW-Eau Claire students can take advantage of this learning space through exhibition receptions, open viewings, installation opportunities, guest speaker presentations, and the chance to participate in our annual juried student art show.

During the academic year, the Foster Gallery offers professional-level presentations of faculty and student work as well as external shows featuring nationally and internationally-recognized artists. Built in 1970, the Foster Gallery was named in honor of Ruth Foster, professor emeritus of art, who served on the faculty of Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire for 42 years and established The Foundation for the Appreciation of Art in Western Wisconsin. 


Exhibition Calendar

Virtual Guestbook


Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Flores Nocturnas (Blooming at Night) March 25 - April 17, 2024. Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30 PM.

Gallery Talk featuring Sofia Moreno and curator Rae Langes: Thursday, April 11, 4-5:00 PM, HFA 101

Turning the Page (Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition) April 26 - May 12. Reception: Saturday, May 11, 5-6:30 PM.

Haas Fine Arts Gallery Hours

Recent Exhibitions

cropped view of a tree satellite tower paired with a section of poetry about a pet cemetery

Exchanges: dialogues between poetry and art

This exciting juried exhibition will consist of both visual and literary art; poets writing original poems inspired by a selection of professional visual artworks, and visual artists creating original works inspired by a selection of professional poems. 

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Exhibiting artwork by UW-Eau Claire and UW-Eau Claire - Barron County students

This exhibition showcases UW-Eau Claire student artwork selected by guest juror, Mary Carothers.

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Visit and contact the Foster Gallery

715-836-2328 |

Amanda Bulger, Gallery Director

Haas Fine Arts Center 162

121 Water Street | Eau Claire, WI 54703