Our galleries offer dynamic exhibits that showcase engaging work — from local to international artists. We strive to offer diverse programming that supports our students and our community. The Rozsa Galleries are divided into three main spaces: The Concourse, A-Space, and gallery b.

The Concourse

The Rozsa Gallery Concourse hosts an annual Featured Artist Series. This series showcases exceptional visual artists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Two artists are invited each year to exhibit their work; their exhibits run for the academic year. Artists are selected based upon their artistic merit, their long-term contributions to our community, and the ways their work supports the creative, educational goals of Michigan Tech’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  New works will return to the concourse in Fall 2021.

Past Exhibits 

Art piece, spoons of differing sizes on a table

The Cormorants, and Everyone Else (2015), Artist: R. Kauff, From the exhibit Tipping Points; Spring 2016, Pine and graphite, Photo by Adam Johnson


Our professional exhibition space hosts two curated exhibits each year. A-Space strives for diverse, engaging, and thoughtful programming that supports contemporary artists and deepens our student’s learning. Local, regional, national, and international artists exhibit here. A-Space shares a wall with gallery b, our student gallery classroom. This offers special opportunities for our students to observe and participate in the galleries year-round.


The Independent Exhibition Series

Our Independent Series is reserved for local artists at any stage in their careers — students, faculty, and community members may apply for exhibits here. Applications may be submitted by artists or curators for solo and group shows. Applications are accepted between January 30 between March 15 for the following academic year. If you would like to be considered for an Independent Exhibition, please contact our Gallery Director, Lisa Gordillo,

gallery b

gallery b, our alternative arts classroom, is part of a larger arts-initiative, Project Learning Lab. This initiative provides students the chance to create works of art outside of a traditional classroom. Students enrolled in sculpture and design classes spend the semester in gallery b, paying special attention to architecture, installation arts, and community design. Each semester, the gallery hosts a mid-semester showcase of works-in-progress and a final showcase of student works.

Apply to Exhibit/Nominate an Artist

Local artists at all stages in their careers – faculty, students, and community -- are encouraged to apply for our Independent Exhibition Series. Our A-Space and Concourse Featured Artists are curated exhibits, and our gallery director welcomes nominations. Please contact Lisa Gordillo.

Tour Past Exhibits

Flats and Rounds

Artists: Sarah Hewitt and Kathleen McCloud
Location: A-Space, Fall 2016

A dynamic exhibit of colors and textures in paper, fiber, and print by two artists whose work explores gender and mythology.

so not a goddess

Artist: Sarah Hewitt
Location: Rozsa Lobby, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

A weaving installation created for the Rozsa lobby during Hewitt's residency.

Tipping Points

Artist: R. Kauff
Location: A-Space, Spring 2016

Print and installation artist R. Kauff examines art and ecology in this exhibit of hand-carved tools and drawings.

Great Lakes Showcase

From 1979 through 2015, the Great Lakes Showcase featured paintings, photography, drawings, collage, ceramics, textiles, and works in wood by local and regional artists, juried by a group of professional artists. To honor this past tradition, we have selected a few works to view.

All Upcoming Rozsa Galleries Events

Summer Box Office

Phone 906-487-1906
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Closed June 22-July 31.

Summer Lobby Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Open 1 hour before events. 
Closed for academic recesses.


Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton MI 49931
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1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton MI 49931
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