The University has two permanent art galleries on campus that host temporary exhibitions:
- Norman Rea Art Gallery
The Norman Rea Art Gallery is situated on the first floor of Derwent College and hosts exhibitions from Yorkshire artists.
- Roslyn Lyons Art Gallery
The Roslyn Lyons Art Gallery is located in the Music Research Centre.
In addition to the those featured in the gallery, you can see many other sculptures around the campus and The King's Manor.
A collection of pictures and posters are sited in buildings and departments around campus. They have been loaned to the University by Professor Brian Cantor and Gill Partridge from their private collection. The purpose of the loan is to enhance the University's existing art collection and add to the visual appeal of university spaces. Where several works are displayed together, plaques recognising the collection are displayed with the works.