The Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery provides high quality cultural and educational opportunities in the visual arts, free of charge, to the students, faculty, and staff of UW-Platteville, and the people of Platteville and the Southwestern Wisconsin region. On permanent display in the gallery is the Harry Nohr exhibit.

The Nohr Gallery is the central location for art exhibits on campus. Located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall, on the corner of West Main and South Hickory Streets, the gallery is easily visible and readily accessible to students and the community.

The 5,000-square-foot space enhances the experience in the visual arts. The gallery has three primary access locations including the main entrance accessed through the ground floor on the south side of Ullsvik Hall, a unique architectural staircase that enters into the middle of the gallery, and elevator access which may be reached from the street level entrance on the east side of Ullsvik Hall.

The facility provides students from the campus and community the opportunity to view works of foremost artists and institutions reflecting current trends, traditional art forms, works of diversity, and issues of cultural significance. The large space has 117'7" of display space and is conducive to professional exhibitions and demonstrations whether serving university or regional art needs. The changing exhibitions will appeal to all facets of the Southwest Wisconsin community.

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Below are various exhibits that have been shown in the Harry & Laura Nohr Gallery over the years.

Decade of Design

The UW-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts opened the 2023 art gallery season with an exhibition of the work of Sarah Strange, UW-Platteville senior lecturer and costume director.

Faculty Show

The UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition is held annually and features a collection of artworks created by faculty and staff of the art program.

Figure in Multiple Dimensions

In Fall 2022, “The Figure in Multiple Dimensions,” featured works by professional artists Amy Fichter, Jason Ruhl and Jason Briggs. The exhibition consisted of both 2D and 3D art works and ran in conjunction with the Drawing III and Clay Figure Sculpture courses taught in Fall 2022, both of which are primarily concerned with drawing and sculpting the human figure.

High School Show

The Nohr Gallery hosts a reception and award ceremony for regional high schools annually as part of the Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA) WRAP-Teen art program. Regional State Award winners are invited to participate in the AWA’s juried state conference exhibit for a chance to win a state title and recognition.

Printmaking Exhibition

Nexo Entre Raíces/Nexus Between Roots: A Printmaking Exhibition was displayed in Fall 2023, and was created by artists who reside in Mexico and the United States, these prints investigate the unique identity, traditions and culture of artists who believe in the continuity of their Mexican roots whether they live in Mexico or abroad.

Small Works Exhibition

The Nohr Gallery hosts an annual Small Works Exhibition with artwork measuring 12 inches or less in all dimensions. UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are welcome to submit their artwork to this juried exhibition.

Summer Show

The Summer Show includes a selection of artworks from the university’s permanent collection and works by the faculty and staff from the art program.

Permanent Collection

Below is work that is in the permanent collection.

Contact Information

Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery
10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

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