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.

Ceramic Facilities:
A fully-equipped ceramic building at Scripps College is also available for student use.  To find out more information about the Joan and David Lincoln Ceramic Center and the Joan and David Lincoln Fellowship for Ceramic Art please click here