Academic Focus Gallery

Gallery for Learning

Students can work with faculty to design installations in the museum’s Academic Focus Gallery relevant to their courses. The gallery is located on the main floor near the University Classroom. Departments that have utilized the Academic Focus Gallery include: Classical Studies; Cultural Anthropology; Romance Studies; Eurasian Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies.

The Academic Focus Gallery is a gift of Susan and Trent Carmichael and the Morrow Family.


Seeing Color: Art, Vision, and the Brain

Exhibition in the Nasher Academic Focus Gallery
April 13 – July 5, 2015


Bringing together works of art that explore and exploit the neural mechanisms of the brain, this exhibition investigates the intersection between art and neuroscience, with an emphasis on color and luminance. Some works will ask you to confront the instability of visual perception. Others will challenge you to accept colors not physically present. Do you trust what you see?


For more information about using the Academic Focus Gallery, contact Erin Hanas, Coordinator of Academic Programs, at 919-684-8067 or