The Arthur Ross Gallery is a catalyst for creativity, and its mission is to Engage, Educate, and Inspire. The Arthur Ross Gallery is a resource for the entire University community, across schools and departments, as well as the local community and scholars around the world. We are a learning lab where people engage with important, and often rarely seen, art and artifacts from a diverse range of time periods, media and cultures.
Located at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania, the Arthur Ross Gallery is an intimate exhibition space that presents thought-provoking exhibitions of art across cultures, media and time. Curators, scholars, artists, and Penn students present original research through our exhibitions, symposia, and curatorial seminars. Exhibition-related programs include films, music, performances, spoken word, talks, and tours.
Discover our dynamic educational programs, our Penn student docent tours on weekends, and our outreach program for underserved Philadelphia elementary school children.
Housed in the historic Fisher Fine Arts Library building on the main campus of one of the world’s great research universities, the Arthur Ross Gallery serves both the University and the Philadelphia communities. The Gallery is committed to advancing the teaching and research missions of the University through integrating knowledge across disciplines, innovation, and providing access through local, national, and global engagement.
The Gallery is free and open to the public.