The Art Building
Form Beyond Function
Furman's Thomas Anderson Roe Art Building provides art students with work and exhibit space that is both functional and inspirational.
One of the first buildings people see when they enter the Furman campus is the Roe Art Building. Its prominence and size give some indication of the importance of the visual arts at Furman. Completed in 1986, the building boasts many outstanding features. Skylights that extend the length of the roof provide constant northern light. A large lecture hall contains the latest visual equipment, and individual studios provide excellent space for the study of design, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and drawing. Lofts that run the length of the studios serve as working space for seniors.
For art and art history students at Furman, the Roe Art Building is their creative home. Designed specifically for teaching art, it offers a central setting where art majors can work closely with each other and with their professors. Studio classes are small, averaging 12 to 15 students, so the faculty does much of its teaching on a one-to-one basis.