Well-resourced Classrooms and Studios
The Art & Visual Culture Department is located in Lynch Memorial Hall, with studios and classrooms containing:
- Digital projection and multimedia-equipped classrooms
- Dedicated studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture
- Large photographic darkroom and digital photo lab
- Private work spaces for advanced students
- Creative technology lab
Within this dynamic environment, our students immerse themselves in the study and practice of visual art, gathering in the sunlit atrium of the building to study or chat. Other building features include:
- Secure, 24-Hour Access
- High-Speed Wireless Internet
- Gourmet Coffee and Sandwich Bar
Wood-working, printmaking, and ceramics equipment of the Art & Art History department include:
- 14" Bandsaw
- 20" Bandsaw
- Combo disc/belt sander
- Spindle sander
- Drill press
- Scroll saw
- Dual bevel miter saw
- 3 printing presses
- 2 Electric kilns
- 1 raku kiln
- 11 Brent pottery wheels
- Slab roller
- Pug mill
- Clay extruder
- Photo printer
- 3D printer
The Department of Art & Visual Culture maintains three spacious galleries for the display of student work within Lynch Memorial Hall on the LVC campus.
The White Oak Street Gallery, for two-dimensional work, contains a museum-quality lighting and installation system. It is a spacious and open gallery within the main entrance of the historic building. The Mezzanine Gallery, for three-dimensional work, is a dramatic space that overlooks the Academic Quad on one side and the Lynch Atrium on the other.
Both galleries are managed by Art & Visual Culture students, further enhancing the educational and professional aspects of the degree program while providing ample opportunities for the display of student work and the development of group exhibitions.
Graduating seniors are able to showcase their artwork in the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery.
Libraries and Art Collection
Art & Visual Culture students have access to thousands of books and journals, as well as a collection of works of art from the Renaissance to the present.
Just steps away from the department is the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library, which houses:
- Nearly 12,000 Art Books and Magazines
- Online Research and Image Databases including JSTOR and ARTstor
- Reference Guides and Research Assistance
- Thousands of DVDs and Audio CDs
- Individual and Group Study Rooms
Within the department are numerous art books and magazines for perusal and instruction, plus reference guides for graduate programs, internships, employment, and exhibition opportunities.
The department also contains a Study Gallery of rotating works from the Permanent Collection of the College (managed by the staff of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery), where students can examine actual works of art and undertake research projects working with a faculty advisor.