Art Building C

Location

2021 Sam Houston Avenue
Map | ID#: 0020


Timeline

1981:
Constructed as Fine Arts II

c.1989:
Known as Sculpture Studio

Early-1990s:
Known as Art Building C


News


Demographics

Namesake:
None

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

Art Building C is one of seven buildings that make up the Art Complex, located at the northeastern corner of the intersection of Sam Houston Avenue and 21th Street.

In 1962 the Art Department utilized a “small frame building” behind the Fine Arts Studio Building for sculpture and ceramics instruction. These functions moved to a newly constructed one-story metal building in 1981 (possibly following the demolition of the small frame building) [1]; campus maps of the 1980s identify this as Fine Arts II. As part of its formal opening that year the department hosted the “Celebration of Texas Sculpture” exhibition.

With the demolition c.1989 of the Fine Arts Studio Building (presumably Fine Arts I), campus maps identified this structure simply as the Sculpture Studio [2]. With the addition of new buildings in the early-1990s the studio eventually was denoted Building C. It is still used for sculpture classes.

Photographs


Art Building C

Artwork on the southeastern entrance to the building.


Art Building C

Signage outside Art Building C shows it as the long-serving home of sculpture classes.


Art Building C

Art Building C and the six other buildings in the Art Complex.



Sources

[1] "Contact" (Art Department newsletter), May 1988
[2] SHSU Facilities Inventory (Mar. 23, 1989)

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