Founders Hall Art Gallery

Founders Hall Gallery

Founders Hall Gallery (FHG) is a public art venue coordinated by the Arts Management Program on George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. FHG provides opportunities for dialogue, understanding, and community building between the different areas of study within Mason’s Arlington Campus and the broader Arlington community through exhibitions of various art forms, partnerships, and programs.

Exhibition, collaboration, and sponsorship proposals are welcomed from Mason affiliates, as well as community members. Please contact the Founders Hall Gallery Coordinator at

Arts management students interested in volunteering to assist with gallery installation and exhibition preparation should submit a letter of interest to


Current Exhibition

Transitions: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project

TRANSITIONS reception on Saturday, March 21 from 4pm-6pm has been postponed until further notice, please contact with any questions. Campus events are cancelled through April 10. Out of state travel for all employees of the Commonwealth is prohibited by order of the governor, with exceptions for commuters in the metro region. All university-related domestic and international travel for students, faculty, and staff is cancelled.

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 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:  or 703-231-6452

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Upcoming Exhibition

To Be Announced!


Previous Exhibitions

Untitled, Undated, and Unsigned: The Work of Carolyn Anne WattsAugust 27, 2015 – November 1, 2015

John Grunwell: Entelechies

January 28, 2020 – March 1, 2020
John Grunwell’s Entelechies series deploys a painterly vocabulary of dynamic abstract formal effects including hard-edged radial geometries, converging lines, and pulsating colors. These combinations evoke the physical phenomena that have shaped our universe such as the big bang, cosmic expansion, electromagnetic radiation, and gravitation. Grunwell’s explorations of optical intensity and allusions to real-world subject matter can be understood as a contemporary synthesis of the multivalent traditions of geometric abstraction developed by the 20th century modernists, from the reductive geometries of Piet Mondrian to the sensation oriented Op Art of Bridget Riley.

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland and presently based in Washington, D.C., Grunwell is a multi-media artist and muralist with work in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad.
 Arlington County Decal Contest

Arlington County Decal Design Competition

December 15, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Jewelry designer Whitney Staiger, a resident artist at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, will be the next featured artist in FHG.

Process: Carve, Pour, Pound

November 12, 2015 – December 10, 2015
Holiday Pop-up Shop December 7, 2015, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

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Opportunity Calling

May 6, 2015 – July 5, 2015

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Visions of Home

March 18, 2015 – April 16, 2015


Characters, Language, & Design

February 5, 2015 – March 8, 2015

Arlington County Decal Contest

Arlington County Decal Competition

December 18, 2014 – January 2015

Windows From Prison Exhibit

Windows From Prison – Mark Strandquist

October 8, 2014 – December 7, 2014

Map and Directions

For directions to Founders Hall and George Mason University’s Arlington Campus, click here.

Metro and Bus

Founders Hall is easily accessible via the Orange and Silver Metro lines at the VA Square-GMU stop. Click here for walking map VA Square metro stop to Founders Hall.  Use Trip Planner for door-to-door Bus/Metro itineraries.


On-campus Parking

Visitor parking is available at the Founders Hall garage.

Off-campus Parking

Metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.