Ohio University

Art + Design Facilities

Giving you the tools to hone your craft.

From classrooms and studios to specialized equipment, we provide every resource you need to further your craft.




Image of Seigfred Hall home to the School of Art + Design
Seigfred Hall, built in 1962, is home to the School of Art + Design at Ohio University.


Seigfred Hall

Built along the side of a hill, Seigfred Hall is a five story building, dedicated primarily to Art +Design. In addition to classrooms and a 150 seat auditorium, Seigfred houses three gallery spaces, a woodshop, letterpress printing facility, and computer labs. Well-equipped, specialized studios, laboratories, and shops are provided for each studio area. The Sculpture Annex, foundry and ceramics kilns are adjacent to Seigfred Hall.

Sculpture Annex

The Sculpture + Expanded Practice Area is housed in a 5,900 square foot building which contains fabrication space with assorted tables, hoists, and cranes; metal working equipment; modern two furnace foundry and support equipment; plaster area; conference room; and a fenced sculpture yard.

In the adjacent Seigfred Hall, this Area has two rooms dedicated to semi-private graduate studios and faculty offices. Seigfred Hall also contains the School of Art + Design's woodshop and tool room. The woodshop is available for use by all School of Art + Design students and is an instructional space for sculpture classes. The shop contains a wide variety of stationary and hand-held power tools for cutting, shaping and bending woods and plastics, an industrial sewing machine, and an extensive collection of specialized hand tools, jigs, and clamps.

The Weld House Graduate Studio Facility

The Weld House Studio complex has become the working home and the center of creative activity for the community of graduate art students. This property is situated on the South Green of campus adjacent to the Hocking River and the entire Athens community.

It provides over 15,000 square feet of space, thirty-two individual studios, two projects spaces, and two galleries, creating an arena for experimentation. Students enjoy the rich history and the community atmosphere that help create a stimulating work environment. Multi-media installations, performance art, receptions, and open houses are just a few of the many events that contribute to the continuing vitality of this thriving art center. The Weld House Studios have become a network for artistic attitudes and ideas that flow freely and expand in all directions. More info

The CREATE_space

The goal of The CREATE_space is to develop and nourish a center of local, regional and international prominence both in its intellectual, as well as its artistic/aesthetic contributions.

The CREATE_space provides technological resources and expertise exploring the intersection of arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. It also facilitates consultations, workshops, and lectures, providing you with an interdisciplinary space for creative research. Explore more.

Art Galleries

The Ohio University Art Galleries host three to five exhibitions per year of works by nationally and internationally known artists of all disciplines. During the past years, Steve Rucker, Linda Herritt, Phyllis McGibbon, Harvey Breverman, Xu Bing, Mark Dion, Mary Jo Boles, Van McElwee, Burhan Dogancay, Annie Sprinkle, and Stefan Sagmeister, among many others, have exhibited work in our galleries. Check out our current season offerings, or see a list of past exhibitions.

Kennedy Museum of Art

The Kennedy Museum provides a place to celebrate art for our university and the entire Athens community. The permanent collections include an outstanding collection of Native American artifacts, a large number of historic photographs, and over 1700 contemporary prints, as well as rotating exhibits throughout the year. Learn more

Fine Arts Library

The Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library is located on the 3rd floor of Alden Library. The collection offers a blended delivery of resources, which incorporates traditional research methods with cutting-edge digital technology to aid students in their research and artistic endeavors. Relying on books, periodicals, visual media, and electronic databases, the Fine Arts Library complements the study of all aspects of the visual arts, including art history, architectural history, theory, criticism, materials, techniques, and practice. The Library is particularly strong in the fields of photography and the arts of Asia.

The Fine Arts Library encourages and supports critical engagement, and the examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world.