Facilities & Resources
The Department of Fine Arts has classrooms and studios in several buildings on Belknap Campus: Schneider Hall, Lutz Hall, and HPES/Studio Arts; and in downtown Louisville at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. We also utilize classrooms in the Humanities Building. [Download map to Hite facilities.]
Schneider Hall houses the Department's main offices, Bridwell Art Library, three galleries and an exhibition preparation area, foundation 2-D and 3-D design studios and foundation drawing studios, 2-D studio art programs (painting, drawing, printmaking and photography), fiber studios, interior design studios, and communication art & design studios.
The 3-D studio areas of ceramics and sculpture are located in HPES/Studio Arts along with a foundry for sculpture and several outdoor kilns for ceramics.
The 3-D studio are of glass is located in the Cressman Center for Visual Arts in downtown Louisville. It includes hotshop and cold working studios.
The Hite Art Institute oversees six galleries in two locations (Schneider Hall and Cressman Center) with a year-round schedule of exhibitions. It also operates the with over 375,000 slides and over 15,000 digital images. The Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, with one of the largest collections of art books in the southeast, is an excellent resource for students, faculty and the general public.
The Art History offices and the Visual Resources Center are located in Lutz Hall.
Students at the Hite Art Institute have access to a multitude of resources through the University, including the International Honor Quilt, the Photographic Archives, and the University Art Collection. The Speed Museum, adjacent to the University, provides additional opportunities for art experiences and engagement for our students.