The Montana State University Library does not have gallery exhibition space for art installations. Members of the MSU community, such as students in art classes, are able to exhibit their work in the Library upon request.  The Library considers requests for exhibits based upon the following guidelines:


  • 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 must be 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(s).
  • Art installations shall not detract from the learning environment in the Library and may not be disruptive.
  • The Library is not responsible for the safety of artwork and will not be responsible for any damage.
  • Requests to exhibit student artwork in the Library should be make a minimum of two weeks in advance. Requests should be directed to the Assistant Dean of the Library.
  • The Library reserves the right to deny requests to exhibit artwork.

To submit an exhibit request, fill out this form.

For questions about potential exhibits or installations, contact the Library Display Committee or the Assistant Dean of the Library


Updated 9/2022