General Exhibition Proposal


The McDonough Museum will review complete proposals only and decisions will be made within 3 months of receipt.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and have a demonstrated record of exhibitions.


  • All concepts selected for exhibition should be aligned with the mission and goals of the McDonough Museum of Art as found on our website.
  • The following criteria shall be used in evaluating them for selection:
  • Does the exhibition enhance further understanding of the arts?
  • Is the content compelling, intellectually stimulating and relevant to a diverse audience? We strive for diverse art styles, representations of various cultures, media, as well as relevant, and challenging ideas.
  • Will this exhibition provide educational programming opportunities for a majority of our constituents? (i.e. students, faculty, staff of the University and community)
  • Can the demands of the exhibition be met by the Museum’s resources and available staff?


Completed proposals should be submitted via email to McDonough Museum of Art at with the following information:

  • Name of Artist(s) or Curator
  • Media of Artist(s)
  • Phone #
  • E-mail Address
  • Resume or CV
  • Artist Statement (no more than one page)
  • Artist(s) Resume/CV
  • Exhibition description (no more than one page)
  • Images via artist website, or link to Google Drive, Dropbox or WeTransfer to view images/videos:
  • For solo proposals 8-10 images of work you plan to exhibit or images of past bodies of work if you intend to create new work with image list (including artist, title, medium, size, and price).
  • For group and curated proposals: 3-5 images of work the artists plan to exhibit or images of past bodies of work if the artists intend to create new work from each artist with image list (including artist, title, medium and size).