Seigfred Hall

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Seigfred Hall is located in the North Green, at coordinates I-3 on the campus map. It is marked as #52 on the map.

Seigfred Hall is the center of activity in the visual arts at Ohio University, housing the studios, classrooms, and offices of the School of Art and of the School of Visual Communication, whose program in photo journalism is nationally recognized for excellence.

The Ohio University Art Gallery on the 5th floor hosts exhibitions by prominent artists of national and international renown throughout the academic calendar. There are facilities to accommodate the arts and techniques of ceramics, digital imaging, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and art education, history, theory, and criticism. A complete Visual Resource Center on the fifth floor has an excellent collection of slides, videos, and CD's available for faculty and student use. The L. C. Mitchell Auditorium hosts lectures and presentations including one of the best Visiting Artists programs in the country.

See also the Sculpture Studio for information on the School of Art foundry, and Trisolini Gallery and Lin Hall for additional information on art exhibition spaces, 20th century print collection, and graduate art studios.


Built in 1962, the building was then the largest arts building in the United States. It originally was named "The Space Arts Building". It contains classrooms, photographic studios, dark room, art gallery, fine arts library auditorium and offices. In 1966, the building was renamed Seigfred Hall.

Earl Covert Seigfred

Seigfred Hall was named in honor of Earl Covert Seigfred. He was a native of Seneca Falls, NY, and was educated at Hobart College, Geneva, NY, Columbia University, and the University of Iowa. He taught at Washburn College, Topeka, KS. and Mississippi State College, Columbus, MI., before coming to Ohio University as the first Dean of the College of Fine Arts, serving in that position for 25 years.


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The North Green

The North Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

North Green has one residence hall, Voigt Hall. Notable buildings on this green include Hudson Health Center, Glidden Hall, Hudson Health Center and Schoonover Center.

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