Art Building

Art history students in a modernistic 136 ART classroom view a PowerPoint
 Students work on projects in the Drawing Studio
A child holds up his creation in a Saturday Art class taught by Miami students

Located off Patterson Avenue also near the Shriver Center, the Art Building houses Photography and Foundations labs, Painting and Drawing studios, as well as Art History lecture and seminar rooms, and Art Education rooms. Offices of faculty and graduate students are located near the studios for convenience and accessibility.

Art and Architecture History

Students view a presentation in the Art Seminar Room

Three classrooms designed for Art and Architecture History use are located on the first floor of the Art Building. Each room is equipped with high-end digital video projectors for optimal viewing of images, as well as digital video and audio disc players.

The Visual Resources Center, available to students Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, is also located in the Art Building. The VRC center provides access to art videos and DVDs, more than 200,000 35 mm slides of world art, a growing digital image database, and a photo archive of 10,000 artworks from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

Additional resources are located in the Art and Architecture Library in Alumni Hall.

Location: Art Building, Rooms 100, 103, 136, and other shared spaces.

Art Education

A student teacher works with children in the Saturday Art program, as a child holds up his artwork

The Art Education Program utilizes facilities in the Art Building, specifically designed for classroom, studio, clinical and practicum experiences. These facilities contain a Kiln Area, Resource Area, and Work Room. In addition, Integrated Learning Technology resources are available to support student learning.

Location: Art Building, Rooms 148 and 154, and other shared spaces


Students working on projects in the Drawing Studio

The painting program is located in two large studios in the Art Building. One studio is assigned to both introductory and intermediate level painting students. The other is assigned specifically to advanced level painting students who set up their individual work areas. In addition, a private studio is available each year for two painting students through an annual competition. The painting studios provide the opportunity to pursue work in various media, including oil, acrylic, encaustic and air brush.

Location: Art Building, upper-level.