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W.R.A.P. with Kyle Kelsey

W.R.A.P. with Kyle Kelsey

Now on display in The Thompson Gallery through March 30, 2021

Selections from Our Permanent Collection

Selections from Our Permanent Collection

Now on display in The Joel Gallery through March 27, 2021

Now on Display at The Bascom

The Bascom’s major exhibitions highlight the work of the artists who live and work in our region, Bascom instructors and students, Artist Fellows and Residents, as well as world-renowned artists whose work might not otherwise be seen in this region. The Bascom's 3 galleries and the Winkler Sculpture and Nature Trail are host to approximately 10 exhibitions each year, which pair with our Outreach and Education departments to attract 20,000 visitors to The Bascom. Free guided tours are available upon advanced request.

Current Exhibitions

W.R.A.P. Kyle Kelsey

The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on Students or Faculty from the surrounding universities to submit...

100 Miles II

After a successful inaugural exhibition in 2020, 100 Miles II continues the tradition of showcasing new artwork by faculty and their students from...

Coming Soon

Contemporary Sculpture

What is sculpture? What is play? The final exhibition in the Bunzl explores what contemporary sculpture is and looks like and how the medium can best be utilized to...

Outdoor Sculpture

2021 marks the beginning of an annual outdoor sculpture switch out on The Bascom Campus. Every year, we will select a handful of sculptors to install their work on our...

Photo Resident Solo Exhibition

In its 5th year, The Bascom’s photography residency has grown as an essential component of the organization’s mission. Attracting photographers from across the country, this...


Skateboarding is just as much an art as it is sport. The graphic arts have played an important role in the development of this once counter-culture to mainstream acceptance....


This special exhibition is presented in partnership with Highlands Motoring Festival in the Bascom’s Bunzl Gallery. FreeWheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in...

Members Challenge: PLAY!

This year’s members challenge is based on our 2021 annual theme: PLAY! Bascom member artists are asked to submit an original piece of art that they feel best...

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