Dartbeat explores: The Black Family Visual Arts Center

By Maggie Nelson, The Dartmouth Staff | 9/26/12 9:00pm

Tiny wooden models of the Black Visual Arts Center lets us catch a glimpse into the designing of the building.

Alumni pieces line the front corridor of the Nearburg Gallery and Arts Forum.

"Untitled" by Brice Brown '95

"The Parking Ticket" by Scott Listfield '98

The Black Visual Arts Center houses the Photography, Animation, Film and Media Studies,Architecture, Digital Humanities, Printmaking, Drawing, Editing, and Painting studios, along with special spaces for the Artist in Residence, Senior Studios, and Intern Studios on its three floors.

Conference rooms look out onto the commons.

Student art lines the walls of the visual arts departments upstairs

The 243-seaat auditorium downstairs provides a space for lectures and presentations.

The sculpture of a large arachnid provides a centerpiece for the courtyard in front of the Black Visual Arts Center.

Maggie Nelson, The Dartmouth Staff