About The Lilley

Mission statement

The Lilley Museum of Art supports the educational mission of the University and enhances the cultural life of the Nevada community by providing inclusive programming, diverse and stimulating exhibitions, and research and teaching opportunities in its transcultural collection.


McNamara art gallery filled with sculptures and artwork

McNamara Gallery

Location: Church Fine Arts Building

The McNamara Gallery is an experimental exhibition space devoted to fostering the growth of students' art practices. It is located on the north end of Church Fine Arts complex.

Front Door Gallery with walls painted vibrantly and sculptures in glass display cases

Front Door Gallery

Location: Church Fine Arts Building

The Front Door Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary local artists. Located in the entrance to the Church Fine Arts complex, this gallery is often visitors' first entry point to the University's home for visual art, dance, theatre and music programs.

Student Galleries South with artwork hanging from the ceiling

Student Galleries South

Location: Jot Travis Building, Room 105

Student Galleries South is dedicated to student exhibitions including Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts and student curated exhibitions. Located in the Jot Travis Building, these galleries host new exhibitions every two weeks. Hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 12 - 4 p.m. Hours may vary during summer. Closed between exhibitions.

Front of Fitzgerald Student Services Building

Investment Gallery

Location: Fitzgerald Student Services Building

Investment Gallery is an ambassador space for The Lilley located in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building. Home to rotating, long-term exhibitions, Investment Gallery extends the mission by reaching diverse viewers from across campus.