Facilities & Resources

Map of Hite Art Institute Location, Schneider Hall, Belknap Campus, Cressman Center for Visual arts, Downtown

[Google Map Directions to Schneider Hall and HPES/Studio Arts buildings.]

The Department of Art and Design has classrooms and studios in several buildings on Belknap Campus: Schneider Hall, Lutz Hall, and HPES/Studio Arts; in downtown Louisville at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts; and at the MFA Building at 1606 Rowan Street in the historic Portland neighborhood. 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 areas (painting, drawing, printmaking and photography), fiber studios, interior design studios, and graphic 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 area of glass is located in the Cressman Center for Visual Arts in downtown Louisville. It includes a hotshop and cold working studios.

The Hite Institute of Art and Design oversees six galleries in two locations (Schneider Hall and Cressman Center) with a year-round schedule of exhibitions. It also operates the Visual Resources Center with 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 Institute of Art and Design have access to a multitude of resources through the University, including 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.