Visual Arts Building and Gallery

Visual Arts Building

700 Peavine Creek Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Recommended Parking:
Peavine Parking Deck

The Visual Arts Building and Gallery houses 1,100 square feet of versatile exhibition space.


The Studio Arts Program of the Art History Department was founded in 1967 and moved to its current facility on Peavine Creek Drive in 1995. In 2004 the program was renamed the Visual Arts Program and the facility underwent a $1.5 million expansion to add faculty offices, a student lounge, and the Visual Arts Gallery, which is now actively used as a vital element of liberal arts education at Emory and has become one of the best spaces to view contemporary art in Atlanta. Artists who have exhibited in the gallery have commented on the superior versatility of the space, with its high ceiling, movable walls, and optional skylight. In 2009 the Visual Arts Program became a full department.


The Visual Arts facilities, in addition to large teaching studios for ceramics, drawing & painting, photography, and sculpture, include a film editing classroom, a darkroom for black-and-white photography, a designated welding area, a large outdoor project space, a clay glazing room, a 4-kiln ceramics annex, a student lounge area and exhibition space, and a state-of-the-art media classroom.

The Visual Arts Program at Emory was closed in May 2014.