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The department’s studio facilities are located in the Civic Square Building (CSB) in downtown New Brunswick, and in the Livingston Arts Building (LAB) on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Classes are offered in large, open studios and critique spaces for painting, drawing, photography, media, sculpture, and design work. The department has six Mac computer labs with workstations, scanners, and large format printers tailored to the specific requirements of our specialized areas.

Additional facilities include a newly fabricated MFA Design Studio, renovated performance, critique, and exhibition space; dedicated media corridor; black and white darkrooms; audio and video recording studio and equipment with the latest software programs; a new green-screen room and lighting studio; two wood shops; a metal shop, foundry, and ceramics studio; access to a maker space with new digital fabrication equipment; and a host of exhibition and performance venues.The design area offers a wide variety of display and interaction materials including:

  • Canon EOS T6i Still and Video DSLRs
  • Ricoh 360-degree Cameras
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
  • Arduino Uno kits
  • Kinect Controllers
  • Leap Motion Controllers
  • iPads
  • Wacom Tablets
  • Mac minis
  • Media Players
  • Projectors

Mason Gross Galleries

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square is a 4,200-square-foot venue in the heart of New Brunswick’s arts district exclusively dedicated to showcasing graduate and undergraduate student work. The space features up to 10 exhibitions each year, all free and open to the public. The gallery acts as a laboratory for new work across media and concentrations, providing a platform for expression and experimentation.

Contact: Richard Siggillino, Director and Head Preparator

We now offer virtual exhibition highlights as a complement to the Mason Gross Galleries, which can be viewed at

Gallery Hours


Mondays 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fridays 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Note: Admission to Mason Gross Galleries is free and open to the public. Please ring intercom bell at front entrance of building (on the Livingston Avenue side) or use Rutgers swipe card for gallery entry at the Civic Square Building.

Livingston Arts Building

39 Road 3
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Satellite building for the Department of Art & Design housing the department’s sculpture and ceramic facilities in a setting that includes ample workshop, studio, and exhibition space, as well as a kiln and outdoor workspace to serve the particular needs of the three-dimensional arts. Includes workshops for wood, metal, and ceramics, as well as an outdoor sculpture garden.


Rutgers University strives for our campus experiences to be universally designed and useable by all people to the extent possible. If you require an accommodation to participate in an Art & Design event, please contact Cassandra Oliveras-Moreno at 848-932-5399 or at least one week in advance. Please provide the name of the event, the date, and the accommodation required.

Rutgers University complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. Contact Rutgers Access and Disability Resources for more information on reasonable accommodations for events, programs, or activities at 848-445-4499;; or visit