Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries


The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries function as an educational resource for Wright State University and the greater Dayton metropolitan area. The galleries strive to fill educational and cultural opportunities in our region by exhibiting exceptional contemporary art in a variety of media. Through the use of public lectures, workshops, and catalogues, we communicate the concepts and methods behind the exhibited work. We underscore our outreach objectives by being free and open to the public five days a week and during events.

The galleries strive to provide our audience access to the best available contemporary art, both nationally and regionally. As a university gallery, we are able to utilize diverse intellectual and physical resources to provide quality arts education and cultural experiences to Wright State, the Dayton area, and southwest Ohio.

At the heart of all our programming is an openness to new ideas as well as being innovative, informative, and showcasing excellence. We believe there are always connections to be drawn between the arts and the world around us, and these relationships are often best identified and understood through contemporary art.

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries consist of six gallery spaces. Two galleries, The Stein Collection Gallery and the Lower Gallery, are located on the main floor of the Creative Arts Center (CAC 160). Four more galleries, including the Eugene and Jean Cantelupe Gallery, Project Space, and a video gallery, are located on the second floor.

Student Opportunities

Are you a current Wright State student wanting to get involved with the gallery? We offer one- to three-credit-hour internships for students in the Department of Art and Art History every semester, as well as paid gallery monitor positions for any students on campus who qualify for Federal Work-Study. We are currently taking applications for fall internships and hiring gallery monitors for the fall 2020 semester. Current intern opportunities:

2020 Fall Internship

Specific Internship Roles, Flexible
One to three credit hours

Fall internships are open to various responsibilities based on the individual interests of the applicant. Previous internships have included photography and social media, collection management and archives, and curatorial. You will gain practical experience working directly with the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries' permanent collection, rotating exhibitions, and assisting the gallery coordinator in a myriad of ways. You'll be prepared for different tasks in a gallery and museum environment. Interns, depending on the goals discussed with the gallery coordinator, can cover such responsibilities as registration duties, collection management, and archival processes, the handling of artwork, preparation of gallery spaces, curatorial processes and projects, fabrication work, and more. The internship will expose students to multiple facets of gallery practices and collections care. Interns will be trained in art handling and gain insight into the scenes behind art, both contemporarily and historically. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, be self-motivated and detail-oriented.

If interested in an internship application form or have questions, e-mail gallery coordinator, Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak.

Give to the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University bring the best of contemporary art to the Dayton regional community. Your gift, at any level, helps provide essential support for exhibitions and educational programs. Contributors at all levels are invited to special events and are recognized in the galleries during exhibitions and events.

Thank you for your support!

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