Adopted 11/12/19


The Montana State University Library does not have gallery exhibition space for art installations. And yet, occasionally student artists do wish to temporarily exhibit art in the Library as part of a course and share it with the MSU community. The Library will consider requests to display artwork in the Library.


  • Student art installations should be related in some way to MSU coursework.
  • Artwork should not promote or oppose the partisan political, religious, or social doctrines of any individual or group.
  • The Library is a public space. Art that is displayed must be inoffensive and suitable to be viewed by all ages. Art with sexually explicit images, nudity, or graphic depictions of violence will not be permitted to be exhibited.   
  • All art shall be installed in such a manner as not to damage walls or parts of the building.
  • All art shall be installed in a manner that does not impede the flow of traffic.
  • The student artist(s) is responsible for the installation and the removal of the art piece.
  • Art installations shall not detract from the learning environment in the Library and may not be disruptive. Accordingly, performance art or installations with an audio component will not be permitted. 
  • The Library is not responsible for the safety of artwork and will not be responsible for any damage.
  • Requests to display student artwork in the Library should be make a minimum of two weeks in advance. Requests should be directed to the Associate Dean of the Library.
  • The Library reserves the right to deny requests to exhibit artwork.