School of Art

Construction has begun on University of Arizona School of Art renovations, including a new entrance and patio.

These improvements are thanks to a generous $6 million gift as well as contributions from the School of Art Advisory Board. Thanks to that support the School of Art renovations began. The construction will create much-needed gathering spaces for students to relax. In addition, the Lionel Rombach Gallery will be relocated. The old space will be turned into classrooms. The new gallery will be found right up front in the lobby. The first things visitors will see will be student art.

The Arizona Arts Master Plan is now fully engaged. Expect updates in the days ahead on additional Phase I projects.

“Our donor support and facility enhancements show our momentum and commitment to the arts at the University of Arizona,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts.

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The Arizona Arts Master Plan was approved in 2020, after a year of study, research and conversation. The Phoenix firm, DLR Group, led by architects — and Arizona alumni — Peter Rutti and Michael Rudolph, created the plan. The Master Plan is roadmap for transforming not only the facilities on campus for students, but for visibility with the community. now is essential for the success of the arts initiative in the university strategic plan.

Rendering of the new School of Art lobby
Rendering of the new School of Art patio