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The DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati are intended to present exhibitions to the university population as well as the region’s general public with the goal of providing a setting that will promote the open exchange of ideas and concepts using a variety of visual practices. The DAAP Galleries are free and open to the public. Tours available for small groups or classes with prior scheduling.

Galleries and locations are:

The Dorothy W. & C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery is located on the fifth floor of the DAAP Aronoff complex and is the largest of the DAAP Galleries.  Located at the heart of the DAAP complex, the Reed Gallery provides a vibrant setting for DAAP students and the regional arts community in which to engage in meaningful discussions about the current state of visual culture.  With a focus on current trends and practices, gallery exhibition themes range from Art to Fashion and address all of the fields of study within the college of DAAP. 

The Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery is located in the Steger Student Life Center in the heart of the University’s Main Street. Situated across from the recreation center and the Tangeman Student Center, the Meyers gallery is located in the hub of student life to bring visual culture and practice to the university at large as well as to the surrounding region.  

The Sycamore Gallery is located within the heart of Cincinnati at 628 Sycamore Street, just blocks from the riverfront, Taft Museum of Art, and Contemporary Arts Center.  This gallery hosts the annual Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions as well as special exhibitions and programs throughout the calendar year.  Unlike the other DAAP gallery venues, the Sycamore is a flex space that is used on special occasions when an exhibition opportunity is presented on short notice.  

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Student Galleries

There are two galleries in DAAP that exclusively showcase student artwork.

The DAAPSpace Student Gallery is an online gallery that features an open submission system that any student can use to host their artwork.

The 840 Gallery is located on the 5000 level of DAAP, and is an on campus space for DAAP Fine Arts students to take their work out of their studios and bring it to the public.