Art Department


Facilities & Resources

Baker Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts, designed in 1976 by Philip Johnson, is the home of the Art Department. Most studio classes and all art history classes are taught here. The offices of the Art Department and the Martin Art Gallery are clustered with the studios. All studios are open daily and on weekends.

Drawing Studio

  • Controlled lighting, studio workstands, large inventory of still life materials

Painting Studio

  • Controlled lighting, studio workstands, large inventory of still life materials

Painting Studio Painting Studio 

Sculpture Studio

  • Clay modeling studio
  • Complete woodworking shop
  • Welding metal work shop
  • Electronic fabrication equipment for Sound Art
  • Required safety and ventilation equipment

Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio

Printmaking Studio

  • Equipment and presses for relief, intaglio, screen printing, non-silver printing

Printmaking Studio

Photography/Digital Studio

  • Cyc with strobes and hot lights for shooting
  • Six computer stations with Adobe CS5
  • Wide-format Epson inkjet printers
  • Print prep area
  • Critique space
  • Complete range of film and digital cameras

Photography Studio


  • Two wet darkrooms with total 18 enlarger stations
  • Film processing area


Martin Art Gallery

  • Professional exhibition space integrated into original building design
  • Climate controlled, state-of-the-art security and lighting


  • Flexible exhibition space for student shows, visiting artists

Walson Hall Digital Cultures Learning Space

Digital Cultures Learning Space consists of digital classrooms, editing rooms, and studios shared by Art, Music, Theater/Dance and Media Communications.

Walson 115

  • 15 iMac workstations with Adobe CS5, ProTools, FinalCut Pro and other industry-standard software

Walson Video/Photo Studio

  • Movable wide-format backdrops
  • Complete strobe and continuous lighting and grip equipment

Library Collection

Muhlenberg Digital Commons

MDID Digital Database