Welcome to The Hand Art Center

The artistic heart of Stetson University

  • An art center that consists of two galleries: an exhibit for rotating pieces from the Vera Bluemner Kouba collection and a gallery that displays works from Stetson University’s art collection or special shows 
  • Where students have the opportunity to have their artwork on display, including work that is made for senior projects
  • An opportunity for students to receive cultural credit: just present your student ID (which allows you free entry into the art center) and complete a cultural credit worksheet based on the works on display

What is the Vera Bluemner Kouba collection?

  • A collection of more than 1,000 of Oscar Bluemner’s works which was donated to Stetson University by his daughter, Vera Bluemner Kouba, in 1997 upon her passing 
  • Featured works of a variety of media: pencil and charcoal studies to works in oil and watercolor

So where is it?

  • Between the duPont-Ball Library and Sampson Hall by Palm Court

What’s on display now?

  • Faculty Focus: Luca Molnar
  • Traveling Exhibition: Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy

Sounds cool, when can I visit?

  • Monday – Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday: Closed