Mission Statement

The Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania advances scholarship, collaboration, and outreach through direct engagement with original art and artifacts. Presenting art from a wide range of media, periods, cultures, and traditions, the Gallery serves as a rich educational and cultural resource for students, faculty, scholars, artists, and the local and regional communities.


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.