Humanities Art Center and Gallery

The Humanities Art Center and Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Academic Building, holds a permanent collection of over 350 pieces. There are a number of special exhibits each year. A variety of media are represented including paintings, photographs, sculpture, and ceramics  

For more information on the Humanities Arts Center and Gallery, contact Dr. Karen Wilkinson at 

Straight Lines: The Art of Draftsmanship

The exhibit features selected pieces from Matthew Malott ‘00 and Christopher Watson and will be on display through Oct. 23, 2014. 

Matthew Malott

Malott, an environmental engineer with Delphi, received a master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University. Malott’s primary media include pencil (graphite) and watercolor. His subjects are precisely drawn from nature and natural settings with hard edge lines seen throughout his artwork. They range from beautiful settings on Mackinac Island and Lake Superior to the intricate detail of the Great Lakes Tall Ships or Detroit and Chicago cityscapes.

Christopher Watson

Watson specialized in commissions for individuals and local corporations such as Hurley Medical Center’s series for Samuel R. Dismond Jr., MD Family Art Collection and pastel images for other collections such as Portrait of William White, Mott Foundation President along with other board members of Job Central (currently Career Alliance), and a 10’ x 60’ mural for General Motors SPO, along with many portraits for private collections. He has also mentored young Flint area artists through the Sylvester Broom Center after school programs since 2002.

Read more about this special exhibit.


Faculty and Staff Art Competition

Faculty, staff, and their spouse/partner are invited to participate in this art competition.

$500 in prize money will be given in five categories:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture/Ceramics
  • Works on Paper (Drawings and Prints)
  • Photography
  • Fiber Arts

Submissions are due via email by September 26, 2014. 

Directions and entry form.