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La Galería


Plan Your Visit


10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday - Friday. Closed during university holidays and breaks.
NOTE: La Galería be closed starting Saturday, Mar. 16 and will reopen on Thursday, April 4 with the 2024 Bobcat Art Show.


Free and open to the public


La Galería
El Portal Residence Hall, Room 120
University of California, Merced
5200 Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Click here for a map of the UC Merced campus and detailed directions to campus.


Pay-by-Text parking is available in the Green Zone of the Bellevue Lot – Simply text "PARKBELL" to 727563 when you arrive to campus. Parking in the Green Zone of the Bellevue Lot is monitored from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Public Transportation

La Galería is accessible via Merced's public bus system – click here for more information on routes, schedules, and rates.


Please do not visit La Galería if you or any member of your household is sick or feeling ill.

La Galería follows the UC Merced guidance on masking and precautionary measures related to COVID-19.


Restrooms are available nextdoor on the first floor of the Ruiz Administration Building.


About the Collection

The Permanent Collection at the University of California, Merced, features artwork by California artists, with a high level of focus on artists from and working in California's Central Valley. The Collection is intentionally comprised of artwork by artists at a variety of career levels, from established artists who have been actively working for decades,  to early-career artists who have displayed impressive talent at a young age. The Collection also features artwork in multiple mediums, including oil & acrylic paintings on canvas & panels, watercolor paintings, serigraph & linocut prints, sculpture, and mixed media.