Dawoud Bey:
January 22 – March 7, 2015
An expansive career survey of the Chicago-based photographer, which ranges from street encounters to formal studio portraits. This exhibition is organized by The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and made possible through generous support from the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation and the Harper Court Arts Council.

YOUNGSTOWN Dance Project
Performances, Saturday, January 31, noon and 4pm
Youngstown Dance Project is the Mahoning Valley’s premier modern dance company. In their world premiere, Shadows of the Steel City, Youngstown Dance Project explores the history of Youngstown, touching on the rise and fall of the steel industry, the hey day of Idora Park, and the early development of the Mahoning Valley. Under the direction of Elena Cvetkovich and Hayley E. Platt, Youngstown Dance Project is committed to bringing the art of dance to the greater Youngstown area.

Dawoud Bey • Keynote Speaker
Thursday, February 12, 5:30-6:30pm
A lecture by Dawould Bey, YSU’s African American History Month Keynote Speaker, will take place in the McDonough Galleries followed by a reception. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, McDonough Museum of Art and the Department of Art’s Distinguished Artist Lecture Series.

Mad About the Arts • 20th Anniversary Celebration
at Stambaugh Auditorium Ballroom
Friday, February 20, 6:30-10pm
Mad About the Arts benefits the McDonough Museum of Art, YSU’s Center for Contemporary Ideas, Art, Education, and Community and WYSU 88.5 FM, the Valley’s listener-supported public radio station since 1969. For more information call WYSU at 330-941-1777 or to purchase tickets online visit

79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition
Juror, William Busta of William Busta Gallery, Cleveland
March 27-April 10
Public Reception, Friday, March 27, 6-8pm
The 79th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition sponsored by the Student Art Association features works by students enrolled in Art and Design programs in the Department of Art. This annual exhibition draws participation from hundreds of students and is an excellent opportunity to witness the strength, breadth and diversity of YSU’s Department of Art.

Thursday, April 2,  7:30pm
The concert is free and open to the public. CutTime is an effective pioneer in this new frontier, placing classical musicians around and within popular culture, to prepare future fans with a New Classical tradition.

Spring Graduating BFA Show
April 24-May 8
Public Reception, Friday, April 24, 6-8pm