Facilities & Resources


Little Hall & Ryan Studio

Little Hall as seen past the Persson Hall steps.

The home of the Department of Art and Art History, Little Hall contains art history classrooms and studios for painting, printmaking, video, drawing, sculpture, photography and digital art.

Students work with Professor Lynn Schwarzer in Little Hall’s printmaking studio.
A printmaking studio is among the many art facilities in Colgate’s Little Hall.

Some of the features in Little Hall include:

  • Clifford Gallery: A teaching gallery to support the curriculum and mount public exhibitions
  • Golden Auditorium: A 150-seat lecture hall/theater with digital capabilities for computer, DVD, dual slide, 16mm film, and dual 35mm film projection
  • Digital Studio: Fabrication tools (3D printers and laser cutters), Mac computers, electronics including Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Photo Studio: Fully equipped black-and-white wet darkroom, digital studio including Mac computers, scanners and large format printers, lighting studio
  • Printmaking Studio
  • Sculpture Studio: Fully equipped woodshop including computer numerical control (CNC) router, metal fabrication shop, plaster and wet media areas
  • Visual Resources Library: Visual content for classroom use.

Clifford Gallery

Kris Pfister ’17 works on her art installation titled Casting Off in the Clifford Gallery.
Clifford Gallery hosts artwork by students, faculty, and visiting artists throughout the year.

Located in Little Hall, the Clifford is a teaching gallery featuring roughly eight exhibitions each year. Faculty members in the art and art history department collaborate to carefully select exhibitions providing examples of artwork executed in a variety of media, and that demonstrate issues originating in the curriculum.

  • 1800-square foot gallery
  • Video viewing room with state-of-the-art digital image and sound technology

Paul J. Schupf Studio Art Center

The department’s Paul J. Schupf ’58 Studio Arts Center provides approximately 8,000 square feet of studio space for student and faculty artists. Located nearby in Hamilton Village, the space provides a retreat from campus for immersion in one’s work, while remaining easily accessible.