Main Gallery

Our main gallery is open to the public and is located in our main entrance on Prince Street

The gallery is free and open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. During the academic school year, it’s also open 10am to 5pm on weekends. If you’re in downtown Lancaster for First Friday, stop in and see the current exhibit. Get directions to PCA&D

Current exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits

January 2024

Coming Into View: A collection of art & artists self-defining what it means to be emerging

March 2024

Lancaster County Young Artists Awards

April 2024

Andinos: Encounters in Cusco, Peru

Past Exhibits

  • Andinos

    Barreto Bentín's portraits capture citizens of the department of Cusco that challenge his own experiences growing up in the city. These large images celebrate the individuals and explore contemporary portraiture in situ rather than in a studio.

    4/09/2024 - 6/07/2024

  • Coming Into View

    19 emerging artists from Lancaster and York counties were selected by guest curator Ophelia Chambliss and fellows Karim Gavins' '20 and Lynzee Littlejohn. The exhibition was partially supported by the Anne & Philip Glatfelter III Family Foundation. 

    1/16/2024 - 3/01/2024

  • Earthling / A Solitary Loop

    11/03/2023 - 12/15/2023

  • Foundation

    Creative careers start from the ground up.

    8/11/2023 - 10/22/2023

  • In Depth

    In Depth, an exhibition exploring pictorial space in contemporary painting features the work of 30 artists.

    4/03/2023 - 5/24/2023

  • Arte de La Borinqueña

    Through the medium of a serialized comic, La Borinqueña has amplified and highlighted the importance of telling stories about Puerto Rico’s history, exploring present-day social and environmental issues, and celebrating the diversity of the Puerto Rican diaspora.

    1/06/2023 - 3/10/2023

  • Show Your Work

    "Show Your Work" included juried works by a selection of 32 phenomenal art educators from around the state of Pennsylvania.

    10/14/2022 - 12/09/2022

  • All-Student Show

    The All-Student Show features the work of 32 BFA students in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, animation, drawing, painting, and digital media.

    8/23/2022 - 10/02/2022

  • Self Conscious

    Paintings and photographs by Karin Wengenroth '17, PCA&D 2021-22 Fine Art Artist and Residence.

    7/07/2022 - 8/12/2022

  • Tom Scullin

    This retrospective of paintings featured more than 40 works spanning Tom Scullin's career in painting from the early 1980s through spring of 2022.

    4/08/2022 - 5/08/2022

  • Pulse and Flow: Art of the Modern Zoetrope

    Eric Dyer, a Baltimore-based artist, "reinvents" and reimagines the zoetrope, a 19th-century optical device.

    11/15/2021 - 1/12/2022

  • Alumni Exhibition 2021

    The show, featuring the work of 31 artists from the Class of 1985 through the Class of 2021, is also an opportunity to connect current and former students through their collective artmaking experiences.

    9/03/2021 - 10/31/2021

  • Sincerely Yours

    Sincerely Yours, The Resilient, The Perseverant, The Tenacious, The Tired, & The Determined is on display at PCA&D’s Main Gallery and features one artwork by each member of the 2021 senior class.

    5/07/2021 - 7/16/2021

  • 2021 Faculty Biennial

    This exhibit celebrates the faculty for their dedication to the College's mission and showcases their creative talents.

    2/12/2021 - 4/02/2021

  • 20/20 Vision

    Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is pleased to present 20/20 Vision, an exhibition highlighting the Class of 2020.

    9/01/2020 - 12/10/2020

  • Butterfly Effect by Ana Vizcarra Rankin

    The Butterfly Effect formally explores scientific research topics, philosophical thought, and migrating movements.

    2/01/2020 - 6/30/2020

  • Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra by Erick Antonio Benitez

    At a time when border control and immigration policy is headlining news daily, Benitez uses his aesthetic to provide a different perspective on the topic.

    11/25/2019 - 1/12/2020

  • Art & You 2019: Antonius-Tín Bui and Cupid Ojala

    Art & You has been committed to exhibiting two artists who are selected for their commitment to creating high-quality artwork that explores themes of individual and cultural identity.

    9/23/2019 - 11/17/2019

  • Extra Mundane by James Brook

    Brook celebrates the extraordinary in the every day, drawing upon the visual elements of a television newsfeed, household objects, and children’s drawings.

    8/15/2019 - 9/15/2019

  • Bruno Miguel

    Miguel has a talent for transforming junk into art in a most playful way. He is influenced by Brazilian Tropicália, International Pop Art, and Rio Carnival.

    3/01/2019 - 4/05/2019

  • Pacifico Silano

    Each piece is a selection of a previously printed photograph that is confined within a boundary determined by Silano and what’s included in his lens is just as intentional as...

    12/17/2018 - 2/08/2019

  • The Project Mosaic 2018 : Stan Squirewell & Maria Dumlao

    PCA&D developed the Mosaic Project, a multicultural exhibition and education program for students and families in Lancaster County.

    10/01/2018 - 12/07/2018

  • Faculty Biennial

    Faculty Biennial highlights artwork by the extraordinary artists and designers who teach and mentor the BFA students at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

    8/03/2018 - 9/21/2018

  • Selected Artworks from the BFA Program

    This exhibition features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students. A wide variety of media are represented including digital and hand-painted works, illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and graphic design.

    6/11/2018 - 7/20/2018

  • 2018 Senior Show & Celebration

    PCA&D graduates are Strong Thinkers, Strong Makers, & Strong Communicators. The Class of 2018 exhibit professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates in fine art, illustration, photography and graphic.

    5/04/2018 - 6/01/2018

  • Gale Jamieson: The Space In Between

    Jamieson is a mixed media artist who works with the concept that “an idea seeks its own form”. To Jamieson material and its nature are source and each piece is a story.

    2/19/2018 - 4/20/2018

  • Shivery Proof

    Ranu Mukherjee’s work explores states of excess, drawing links between present-day global capitalism and animism still residual in our collective psyche. Occupying fragments as a generative source, she makes and unmakes images, culling content from a variety of diverse sources ranging from

    12/18/2017 - 2/09/2018

  • The Mosaic Project: Amber Robles Gordon and Nate Lewis

    The 9th annual Mosaic Project: Featuring Amber Robles Gordon and Nate Lewis Made possible in part by a grant from the Richard S. & Ann B, Barshinger Family Foundation

    10/02/2017 - 12/08/2017

  • Faig Ahmed

    Internationally renowned Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is among a new wave of contemporary creatives expanding the conventional notion of craft.

    8/04/2017 - 9/22/2017

  • Selected Works from the BFA Program

    This exhibition features a selection of outstanding artwork created by our rising junior and senior BFA students.

    6/12/2017 - 7/21/2017

  • 2017 Senior Show & Celebration

    The class of 2017 exhibit their professional-level senior thesis projects in a variety of media, the culminating work of PCA&D’s graduates in fine art, illustration, photography, and graphic design.

    5/05/2017 - 6/02/2017

  • Creativity of Consciousness

    In this exhibition series, the College focuses on scientific and technologically inspired artwork. The study of science and art via cutting edge technology is narrated.

    3/17/2017 - 4/28/2017

  • The Quantified Self: The Data Doesn’t Lie

    This study of science and art via cutting edge technology is narrated through the artists’ creative practice, exemplifying the desire to know more about ourselves and our world.

    1/17/2017 - 3/10/2017

  • 2016 Faculty Biennial

    PCA&D is pleased to present new artworks created by its BFA faculty members teaching studio courses in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art and Photography.

    11/04/2016 - 1/06/2017

  • The Mosaic Project 2016

    The significance of art in the lives of our youth cannot be underestimated. Yet, just when research is finally emerging that supports this, budget cuts and curricular demands are threatening the foundation of creativity in our public schools.

    8/23/2016 - 10/30/2016