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Bryant Arts Center

Current Use 

Cleveland Hall has since been renovated to house the Art Department and provides studio space for painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography and a small foundry for metal fabrication.

History & Architecture

Built as a men's gymnasium. The building originally contained an auditorium named Sherwin Hall, Swasey gymnasium, a library, general meeting rooms and a swimming pool.

Fine Arts Quad
Built in 1904 as a men’s gymnasium, Bryant Arts had many lives before it became the amazing arts center that it is today. It has housed a library, an auditorium and even a swimming pool, and for many years it was the student union.
Building Style 
Jeffersonian Federal Revival style in brick and stone.
Arts Happen Here

Denison loves the arts. And for the majority of our students, the arts play an integral role not only in their college experience, but also throughout the rest of their lives, no matter their profession.

Hunter Hughes

Hunter Hughes ’14 is headed for an architectural internship in NYC, where his background in sculpture may become the cornerstone of a new career.

Denison Student Art Collective

The DU Art Collective is a campus student organization that strives to bring community building art activities to campus and to the local communities.