Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the Meridian Museum of Art. As you develop your exhibition proposal, please note the following considerations and qualifications.
We plan exhibition schedules approximately two years out. Therefore, the proposal you submit today will likely not be presented for at least two years after acceptance. Please keep this in mind when submitting your exhibition proposal. If you have a specific timeframe in mind, please be sure to indicate that in your proposal submission.
Proposed exhibits should be conceptualized around a theme contemporaneous with current/recent events, relevant to our mission, and may involve a historical, social, cultural, intellectual, or political focus, expressed through the vehicle of fine art.
Proposals may be submitted by independent curators, artist(s) presenting their personal work, or professional art organizations. Commercial enterprise and marketing exhibitions will not be considered.
Please provide a budget for your proposed exhibition; proposals without a funding source cannot be considered. We understand that projected expenses could change between proposal submission and acceptance notice and perhaps again before the exhibition is presented.
Please be as specific as you can in aspects of your proposal submission. After initial submission, arrangements may be made to supplement materials with additional drawings, photos, or other documents that might clarify your vision to our selection committee.
The Museum’s Exhibition Advisory Committee is comprised of the Art Museum’s Executive Director, Board of Directors President, and the Exhibition’s Committee Chairperson.
Meridian Museum of Art holds six exhibitions annually within four temporary exhibitions galleries. In addition, each year, the museum hosts exhibitions that range from displays of art objects from our permanent collection, traveling exhibitions of art, in-house curated exhibitions, as well as a juried exhibition with a Best of Winner’s Invitational, as well. Our exhibition schedules are set approximately two years in advance and have a duration of six to eight weeks on average. The Museum’s exhibition calendar runs from January – December.
With best practices and national standards for museums in mind, the Museum instructs, conserves, exhibits, and edifies through considering the challenges of contemporary art with the riches of traditional visual media for a broad assessment of visual culture. In addition, as a part of our public outreach mission, the Museum holds artworks and artifacts in its permanent collections in Public Trust for current and future generations to study and appreciate.
In alignment with exhibition curation and programming development to:
- Work toward fostering community through engagement, education, and appreciation of the arts.
- Reveal universal interconnections through access, research, discovery, and reflection.
- Challenge biases and embracing diversity.
- Support stewardship and Public Trust through conservation education.
By doing so, we align our mission to enrich lives and create opportunities, to promote excellence and engagement in teaching/ learning, research/ scholarship, creativity/ artistry, and through outreach and service.
The Museum’s temporary exhibitions galleries consist of three exhibition spaces: the Burdette Gallery, South Gallery, and the Davidson Gallery.
Please contact the Museum for a main floor plan.