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Facilities and Resources

Studio Spaces

Millard Art Center
Millard Art Center

The Millard Art Center consists of two buildings totaling 12,000 square feet of classroom and work space including a large sculpture studio with a woodshop, ceramic kiln and 3D printer. 

Millard 1
Millard 1

Millard 1 houses painting and sculpture studios, which includes facilities for woodworking, welding, 3D printing and ceramics. 

students in millard 2
Millard 2

Millard 2 houses printmaking, photography, drawing studios and digital/new media studios, which includes facilities for developing film, large format printing, scanning, editing and projection. In addition, studio art senior majors are provided with individual studio spaces to develop their bodies of work.

Student painting an an easel
Millard Studio spaces

Both buildings contain private and shared studio spaces for senior majors working toward their individual bodies of work to be exhibited in the Cantor Art Gallery.

Media Lab

The Media Lab in the Millard Art Center is designed to foster creative work in digital media, and examine the impact of electronic media on the creative process. The goal of the lab is to explore the artistic potential of the computer to manipulate and combine images, and address the new aesthetic questions raised by electronic media. Connected to both the photography and printmaking studios, the lab is ideally located for mixed media work, and large enough to allow for expansion into multimedia.

The lab is equipped with 14 iMac workstations and two Mac Pro tower stations with Apple cinema displays. Other equipment includes Wacom drawing tablets, flatbed/film scanners, large format inkjet printers and a laser printer. Each computer is equipped with a wide variety of imaging and design software including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Media Lab Hours (Academic Year)

Sunday

Noon - Midnight

Monday - Thursday    

9 a.m. - Midnight

Friday

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday         

Closed

Makerspace

Situated in the sculpture and painting studio in the Millard Art Center, the Makerspace allows students to use digital technology to create physical objects and tools to enhance their studio practice. The lab boasts a laser cutter, 3D printer and electronics workspace. 

Exhibition Spaces

Student looking at atwork
Ramp Gallery in the Millard Art Center

The Millard Art Center's Ramp Gallery hosts a diverse arrangement of student work serving as a multifunctional space for critiques, group exhibitions and studio art major/minor reviews.

Weigand Gallery in the Hogan Campus Center
Weigand Gallery in the Hogan Campus Center

In addition, the Fenwick Hall and Weigand Gallery in the Hogan Campus Center provide a more public venue for showcasing student work. Exhibitions in these spaces are curated by visual arts faculty and members of the Student Art Society (SAS).

Fenwick Hall Gallery
Fenwick Hall Gallery
individuals in cantor art gallery
Cantor Art Gallery

Studio art senior majors also have the opportunity of exhibiting their individual bodies of work in the college's distinguished Cantor Art Gallery. The Cantor Gallery most notably provides a public venue for traveling exhibits, contemporary, modern and historic art.

Resources

Equipment Library

Students enrolled in studio art have greater access to equipment and materials used across diverse media through the Millard Art Center's Equipment Library. In collaboration with Dinand Library, students have the ability to loan a variety of photography/new media equipment in addition to hand and power tools, mirrors and more.

View the equipment library inventory.

Holy Cross Libraries

books in the stacks of dinand library

The Holy Cross Libraries offer students many options to learn more about art.

  • Online, begin with CrossSearch to explore a topic by keyword to discover books, ebooks, and articles.
  • Visit the Art & Architecture Databases and Research Guides page to access article and image databases and to find guides related to art history, architectural studies, and Holy Cross courses related to art.
  • Book a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to assist with research on any topic here.
  • On campus, the Dinand Library Visual Arts Wing offers not only an extensive collection of print materials, including the Dr. Mark D. Nevins ‘86 Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels, but also guidance from a dedicated research librarian, Janis DesMarais, the visual literacy and arts librarian.
  • Researchers may additionally take advantage of the Worcester Art Museum Library. Books from the Worcester Art Museum Library can be discovered in CrossSearch alongside other content available on site and online through the Holy Cross Libraries. Holy Cross students and faculty have the privilege to borrow books directly from the art museum library as well.

To explore worldwide content beyond Holy Cross, search WorldCat, request delivery through interlibrary loan, and pick your materials up at the Dinand Library.