Facilities

The 99,000 square foot Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Center (STAC) was designed by architectural firms Hays, Seay, Mattern and Mattern and by Centerbook and cost $17.6 million. Two monumental sculptures by faculty members Andy Dunnill and Billy Lee flank its front entrance. The Gatewood building houses the School of Art and Interior Architecture Department. The School of Art is located on the first three floors in the Gatewood Studio Arts Center.

Main studio rooms are as follows:

STAC 003 (Ground Floor) Woodshop / Prototype Lab
STAC 017 (Ground Floor): Sculpture Studio & Foundry
STAC 019 (Ground Floor): Clay Modeling Studio
STAC 023 (Ground Floor): Ceramics Studios
STAC 125 & 126 (First Floor): Digital & Analog Photography Studios
STAC 132 (First Floor): Digital Lab
STAC 136 and 136A (First Floor): Lithography and Etching Studios
STAC 234, 236, 238 (Second Floor): Painting and Drawing Studio
STAC Third Floor Graduate Studios

WEATHERSPOON ART MUSEUM: The Weatherspoon Art Museum, or Cone Building, is located on the corner of Spring Garden and Tate Streets. Each year it features group exhibitions, such as Art on Paper, individual visiting artist exhibitions, the MFA Thesis Exhibition and others. There are two lecture rooms where Art History and Criticism are offered: Cone 103 and Cone 107. Both rooms are located on the first floor.

FOUNDRY/SCULPTURE AREA: A spacious outdoor work area includes a metal casting area, burn out kilns for molds and ceramics, and a five ton indoor/outdoor overhead hoist. Well-equipped facilities are in place for a variety of three dimensional processes including welding, metal casting and fabrication. The sculpture studio is located on the ground floor of the Maud Gatewood Building. It is open for students to use when no classes are in session; hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. The foundry is closed during the summer.

WOODSHOP//PROTOTYPE LAB: The School of Art shares this facility with the Department of Interior Architecture and is located in Gatewood, STAC 003. The schedule is posted at the beginning of each semester.