This sprawling multi-million-dollar fine arts building provides space for Freshman Foundations, as well as shared studio space for sophomores, juniors and seniors working in ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, interactive graphic design and video. At its core is a massive kiln room with 29 electric and gas kilns.
Statistics and History
- Constructed: 1973
- In Honor of: Charles Harder
- In this building: School of Art and Design
About this Facility
Graduate students in ceramic art are each assigned their own studio space. The building also contains the School of Art and Design offices, art faculty offices, Holmes Auditorium -- which seats about 430 people -- the Robert Turner Gallery for display of student work, and the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, the University's primary exhibition space for work by students, faculty and other professional artists.
Furnaces for the hot glass program and a foundry for sculpture classes are located on the ground floor of the adjoining Binns-Merrill Hall, which also houses some drawing and painting classes. The Sculpture and Light Annex, located on Route 244, provides space for the school's neon and sculpture classes. The humble tin building behind Susan Howell Hall is home to sophomore drawing classes.
Note: Most prospective art students are also taken on a separate, hour-long tour of the art school.