The Harry W. O'Kane Gallery, established in 1970, was made possible by gifts from Harry W. O'Kane, Mary W. Bingman, and the Humphreys Foundation. Annually, five to six exhibitions that meet the diverse interests of the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Houston-Downtown and the downtown Houston community are presented by emerging, established, and historical artists. Exhibitions in all media provide educational support to various university courses and to nearby schools, while the gallery, itself, functions as a site for university forums, meetings and receptions. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The O’Kane Gallery annually offers about six exhibitions representing a diversity of artists, themes, and mediums. UHD faculty carefully curates each exhibition to ensure it is engaging, inspiring, and informative.
The O’Kane Gallery offers customizable gallery information sessions for school groups and other interested organizations. Experienced O’Kane staff members and UHD faculty deliver informative gallery talks in 5- to 30-minute sessions covering a range of topics, such as:
- Gallery etiquette
- Featured artist background
- Materials and techniques
- Exhibit theme
- Specific works
- Other (please contact gallery with specific requests)
To schedule an O’Kane Gallery Talk, please submit a request to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Visiting the Gallery
The O’Kane Gallery is located on the third floor of the Girard Street Building, GSB322.
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 - 5-00 p.m.