Facilities

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The CGU Art Department is housed in its own building nestled within the greater Claremont College community. The building was designed to facilitate an active art community for a graduate-only population. All students have 24-hour access to the studios and building facilities.

Individual Studios:
Studios are approximately 22 x 12 feet with track lighting; each second floor studio is equipped with a skylight.

Galleries & Display Areas:
There are two main galleries (Peggy Phelps & East Gallery) where group shows and MFA thesis exhibitions take place. Each graduating student holds a solo show in one of these galleries.

A rotating schedule is set for the various other spaces, which include a large outdoor atrium, an installation gallery, outdoor sculpture pad, video display areas, a small upstairs gallery, and a variety of wall spaces and unoccupied studios.

Wood Shop & Sculpture Yard:
A fully-equipped wood shop and the building’s rear sculpture yard accommodate the fabrication needs of our student body, including a metal shop and plastics/casting booth.