Winthrop University Galleries

Winthrop University Galleries presents up to 18 professional, faculty, and student exhibitions annually and offers accompanying educational programs, visiting artists, and opening receptions to inspire and enrich the lives of Winthrop students, faculty, staff, and regional audiences. Students also gain hands-on experience working as gallery assistants. WUG has enjoyed regional recognition and continues to strive to serve the campus and community by promoting academic excellence and human understanding through visual art and design. Exhibitions and events are always free and open to the public.

There are three galleries in two buildings; the Rutledge and Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries in Rutledge Building and Lewandowski Student Gallery in McLaurin Hall.

The Rutledge Gallery and the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Galleries are located in the historic Rutledge Building and the Edmund D. Lewandowski Student Gallery is located in McLaurin Hall on the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Directions to WU Galleries.

The Galleries are funded through the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the generous support of the Patrons of Winthrop University Galleries, The Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery Endowment Fund, and the Edmund. D. Lewandowski Student Gallery Endowment Fund.  Additionally, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning, supports Winthrop University Galleries.

For special or after hours tours, please contact
Karen Derksen

Contact information:

Karen Derksen, Director of the Winthrop University Galleries

126 McLaurin Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC  29733

803-323-2493 /

Rutledge Gallery

Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Lewandowski Student Gallery

Student Work In Galleries