Denison’s Studio Art program respects art traditions of the past but has a progressive eye to the future. The program emphasizes art-making as a means to thinking from multiple perspectives not only about oneself, but also about one’s relationship with the world of ideas.
The recently renovated Bryant Arts Center (formerly historic Cleveland Hall) and the fantastic facilities it provides for each of our studio disciplines. This 102-year-old historic building has been transformed into a state of the art, truly amazing arts facility that vividly projects us all into the future. With spacious studios and classrooms, it is the size of some small art schools.
Our senior studio is a spectacular space where our senior studio art majors have their own personal space to work within an enormous shared studio. Bringing art history and studio art together within its walls, the Bryant Art Center is a true diamond for the Arts on a national level. The building is a destination for all students, not just art majors. There’s a classroom with a piano where music and theatre classes are taught regularly.
We are also very proud of the Bryant Arts Center LEED Gold Certification. By following LEED Gold specifications, the Bryant Arts Center is an important milepost on Denison’s path to environmental sustainability.Denison is one of only 290 colleges and universities to make a commitment that all new campus construction will be built to a LEED Silver standard, as set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.