Founders Hall Gallery

Creating Through Community Collaboration

Founders Hall, Arlington
Founders Hall

Founders Art Gallery is programmed by the Arts Management Program on Mason’s Arlington Campus. 

Through a rotating exhibition program, the gallery provides opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and community building and practical gallery management skills to current students.

Exhibition, collaboration, and sponsorship proposals are welcomed from Mason affiliates, as well as community members.  Please email Arts Management for more information.


Current Exhibition

Transitions: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project will be exhibiting new work at the Founders Gallery of George Mason University’s Arlington Campus from March 5, 2020 to April 8, 2020.

The exhibition, which highlights the people and places of the extraordinarily diverse historic Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington, Virginia, features the collaborative work of photographers Lara Ajami, Moises Gomez, Xang Ho, Dewey Tron, and Lloyd Wolf, and the work of storyteller/interviewer Sushmita Mazumdar. The exhibition is produced by the Curator of the Founders Arts Gallery and Arts Management Graduate Students in AMGT 610 Visual Arts Management.

The compelling photographs and stories bring to life the challenges and experiences of a community undergoing rapid change. Twenty-five portraits and interviews, and twenty-five additional vivid selections from the individual photographers’ portfolios will be on display.

A beautiful book-length catalog of the exhibition Transitions: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project will premiere and be available for purchase and signing at the opening reception.

The work of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project is supported by Virginia Humanities and sponsored by CPRO, the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.

Contact: Columbia Pike Documentary Project director Lloyd Wolf: Call 703-231-6452.

Note: The opening reception and book signing that was to be held at the gallery on March 21, 2020, between 4 and 6 pm. has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates and a re-scheduling.

Watch a fun short video created by Arts Management Student Wenqi Rao of the installation process.

Past Exhibitions


Highlights from Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution.


Art for Mutual Understanding exhibition of artworks from the Richmond Ballet and Art of Transformation.


Politics of Food in support for University Life event with Jose Andres, a food photographer who work with him, Scott Suchmann.

Aesthetics of Crisis by Julia Tulke, documenting the crisis in Greece through graffiti artists.


Arlington Decal Competition.

Language Design works on paper with Confucius Institute, exploring connection of language, art, and design with Chinese Characters.

Untitled, Undated & Unsigned: The Work of Carolyn Anne Watts.

Opportunity Calling Photo exhibition exploring cellular technologies impact.

Pop up Shop Temporary pop up shop with jewelry artist.

Visions of Home an Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) exhibition and art placement project presented in conjunction with the Arts Management Program.