Cultural Arts Building Gallery

The Mezzanine Gallery 

The Mezzanine Gallery hosts student solo, group and curated exhibits. Students are eligible to submit exhibition proposals accompanied by a student lecture, which are vetted by the faculty. Faculty members also organize student exhibitions in the space. All exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public.

The Mezzanine Gallery is located on the second floor of the Cultural Arts Building. The Cultural Arts Building is located on the corner of Randall Parkway and Reynolds Drive on the UNCW campus and can be accessed from South College Road or Racine Drive. Visitor parking is in front of the box office entrance to the building.

Current Exhibition: AIDS Memorial Quilt

November 30 - December 15, 2019


Aids Memorial Quilt Logo

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and to thereby help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. The Quilt has redefined the tradition of quilt-making in response to contemporary circumstances, and is cared for by The NAMES Project Foundation. A memorial, a tool for education and a work of art, the Quilt is a unique creation, an uncommon and uplifting response to the tragic loss of human life.