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.

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

Victor S. CardamoneRecital
Saturday, February 21 from 3-4pm
Jr Voice Recital, Dana School of Music – Youngstown State University

Jawshing Arthur Liou  Artist Lecture
Monday, February 23, 3-4pm
Digital Media Artist

Kiyan Taghaboni​ • Recital
Saturday, February 28 from 3-4pm
Jr Voice Recital, Dana School of Music – Youngstown State University

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.

CutTime Simfonica

Thursday, April 2,  7:30pm
doors open @ 6:45pm McDonough Installation Gallery
CutTime means it’s time to cut loose with classical music.
CutTime Simfonica (strings and percussion) mixes a wide variety of classical hits with funky-romantic new charts by Mr. CutTime, Rick Robinson from Detroit, whose new club series takes classical off the chain, blending bits of Latin, soul, rock, blues, R&B and hip-hop with classical styles. Come and gitcha groove on!

Morgan Fleming Recital
Saturday, April 4, 2:30pm
Jr Violin Recital, Dana School of Music – Youngstown State University

Spring Graduating BFA Show
April 24-May 8
Public Reception, Friday, April 24, 6-8pm
Students in the Department of Art work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty engaged in a broad range of art and design practices. Immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, students embrace the advantages of professional studio and design programs. The Graduating BFA Show is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys communicating to the public their creative expressions of human experience.