Exhibitions & Events

DAAP not only functions as a learning community for the development of rising artists, designers, and creators, but also as a curator for exhibitions, showcases, and collections.

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati has as its primary mission the creation of a better visual and design environment. Through excellence in educational programs, research, creative works, and service to the community, the faculty, the students, and administrative officers of DAAP are dedicated to achieve this mission.

Collections & Archives

The university collections encompass an expansive array of artifacts from disciplines including art, architecture, medicine and nursing, archives and rare books, the Herbarium, engineering, and chemistry among many others, that are accessible in both physical and digital form available to the university, regional community, and researchers globally.

DAAP Galleries

The DAAP Galleries host rotating exhibitions throughout the year in both solo and group exhibitions featuring work by artists that range from practicing professionals to students.  The gallery exhibition selections come from many sources such as noteworthy traveling shows and collaborative projects with guest curators as well as internally developed exhibitions curated in conjunction with faculty members. 


Each year, the DAAPworks event highlights the creative output of the graduating class from the top-ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.

DAAP Fashion Show

Each year, the graduating fashion design students showcase their senior collection during a spectacular runway show.  

Museum Studies

The Museum Studies Certificate Programs at the University of Cincinnati have been designed to focus on three main areas, museum education, collections, and exhibitions that leverage the outstanding resources within UC to provide diverse and meaningful experiences that expose students to the concepts and best practices employed within the museum world.