visual arts

Facilities

FACILITIES

The Visual Arts Department’s facilities are in downtown New Brunswick and on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway. These two campuses house studio classrooms, computer labs, seminar rooms, lecture halls, and the Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square.

CIVIC SQUARE BUILDING

Most visual arts classes meet in the Civic Square Building (CSB), in which there are project spaces, critique rooms, a lighting studio for students to photograph artwork, and an intimate resource center with reference books and magazines.

CSB’s five computer labs are equipped with workstations, scanners, and printers tailored to the specific needs
of design, photography, media, print, and video. Additionally, there are color and black-and-white darkrooms, sound and video-recording and editing facilities, a woodshop, and a comprehensive print workshop.

LIVINGSTON ARTS BUILDING

The Livingston Arts Building (LAB) houses the department’s sculpture facilities, including workshops for wood, metal, and ceramics. Individual studios, a gallery, and space for students to work outdoors are also found at LAB.

INDIVIDUAL STUDIOS

Studio spaces for M.F.A. students and some advanced B.F.A. undergraduates are available at both CSB and LAB.

MASON GROSS GALLERIES AT CIVIC SQUARE

Located in downtown New Brunswick, the Mason Gross Galleries give students a professional venue within which to exhibit their own work and experience the work of others. The galleries also stimulate critical thinking about contemporary art, act as a laboratory for the creation of new work, and provide a platform for art presentation and interpretation. These goals are accomplished through a wide range of programs, lectures, and professionally curated exhibitions featuring the work
of students, faculty, and distinguished artists from outside of Rutgers.

NEWEST FACILITIES & EQUIPMENT

  • Dedicated critique room
  • Artwork documentation lighting 
studio
  • New 20-seat iMac computer lab
  • Imacon film scanner
  • Epson 7900s and 9900 inkjet 
printers