About the Zuckerman Museum

Zuckerman Museum of Art

A unit of the School of Art and Design, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty and members of the community. The Zuckerman presents significant works from the University’s permanent art collection and regularly exhibits contemporary works of various media by local and nationally-recognized artists. The Museum's Fine Arts Satellite Gallery in the Wilson Building features faculty, student and alumni projects. The ZMA also serves as a center for education and professional development.   

Mission & ValuesThe Zuckerman Museum of Art, 2014 Photo by Anthony Stalcup

In keeping with the University's mission of teaching, research, and service, the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) serves as a vital academic resource and cultural focus for students, faculty and members of the community and seeks to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret significant works of art. Through dynamic programming, we encourage the exchange of ideas that inspire, educate, and foster an appreciation of the visual arts in our community and the region.

The ZMA Art Collection is a repository for original works of art held in the public trust and serves as a valuable resource for research and education.

  • Provide an arts education focused on critical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective communication
  • Advance our educational vision by connecting theory and praxis
  • Engage in creative programming, partnerships, and dialogue with regional, national, and global communities
  • Support and enhance our internal and external communities through service activities, service learning, and leadership
  • Pioneer innovative approaches to evolving artistic trends in the 21st Century
  • Honor historical approaches to artistic production and scholarship
  • Foster a welcoming community of artists, scholars, and professionals that honors interdisciplinarity and diversity
  • Promote receptivity to diverse cultural, social, and artistic values
  • Commit to integration of technological innovation in teaching, research, creative activity, and scholarship 

ZMA's Education + Outreach Program

Inspire, challenge, and explore ideas by providing access to art and creativity.

Mission Statement

Students on a field trip during the exhibiton laboratory, 2015The mission of the ZMA Outreach and Education Program is to provide access to art and ideas that are unique and contemporary. To do so, we:

  • Present experiences that inspire participants through creativity.
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods, so participants may actively explore ideas.
  • Develop activities that reach beyond the museum walls by promoting visual literacy.
  • Act as a conduit for interdisciplinary programs through partnerships that challenge what art and a museum can do.

Through these initiatives the ZMA Outreach and Education Program seeks to open previously closed doors, helps decipher complex information and meaning, and offers guests a different perspective of the world around them.

The ZMA Education and Outreach Program works on behalf of our immediate and greater community including: the students, faculty and staff of Kennesaw State University; school age children; lifelong learners; educators; museum enthusiasts; and museum newcomers. We celebrate multiculturalism and welcome those who have been traditionally underserved.