The John J. McDonough Museum of Art, founded in 1991, is the University Art Museum for Youngstown State University and the Valley’s premier Center for Contemporary Art. Housed in a twenty thousand square foot facility designed by internationally known architects Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, the Museum stands as a testament to High Modernist design. The McDonough features changing exhibitions, installations, performances and lectures by regional, national and international artists. It also functions as public outreach for the Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communication and the Department of Art, exhibiting work by students, faculty and alumni. In addition, the Museum offers free lectures, performances and programs organized in collaboration with varying departments on campus and the community at large. The annual exhibition and events calendar is posted on their website.