Art and Art History
Classrooms, art studios, and exhibition spaces for the Department of Art and Art History are accommodated in three locations:
- The Main Office and the Office of the Department Chair are located in Rooms 208 and 208b of Andrews Hall. Andrews is behind PBK Hall on Jamestown Road. Faculty offices, the Visual Resource Center with computers and scanning stations, and classrooms and art studios are also on the second floor. The Andrews Gallery, located in the ground floor hallway that connects Andrews Hall with PBK Hall, has changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Sculpture studios: wood, metal, and foundry, and architectural design are situated in the west wing.
- The Ceramics Studio, aka the Old Power Plant, is behind Undergraduate Admissions on Jamestown Road. We have facilities for hand-building and wheel-throwing clay arts.
- Overlooking the lake, the Matoaka Art Studios has a windowed-teaching studio at each end. Students take courses in two-dimensional arts: printmaking and drawing. The building also boasts 5 faculty studios.
Andrews Hall is at the heart of the new campus, across the courtyard from Swem Library with its Media Center with state of the art editing suites, a recording studio and a full complement of editing software. Students find it easy to get from one class to another. It’s a three or four minute walk to science and social science classrooms.
Directions from College Corner
From College Corner (the V intersection of Jamestown and Richmond Roads), proceed west on Jamestown Road to Phi Beta Kappa Circle on the right. Access to Andrews Hall is through Phi Beta Kappa Hall.
Visitors are encouraged to obtain a Visitor Parking Pass, available for a fee from Parking Services at 201 Ukrop Way (next to Adair Hall) or from the circulation desk at Swem Library. With a Visitor Parking Pass, you can park in any campus space designated for visitors, faculty/staff, or students (unless restricted "at all times"); and, if appropriate, at any space reserved for the disabled.
Metered spaces, very few in number, are also available to visitors. Campus parking is regulated and closely enforced from Monday at 7:30am through Friday at 5:00pm. Other times, unless the spaces are subject to specific restrictions, campus parking is open to the public.
In many areas adjacent to the College, street parking is subject to certain restrictions. Read the signs carefully to avoid being ticketed.
Three airports are convenient to Williamsburg: Richmond International Airport (RIC), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF). Richmond and Norfolk are each about an hour from the College by car; Newport News is about 40 minutes. Keep in mind that there is a tunnel between Norfolk and Williamsburg, which can sometimes cause traffic delays. All airports offer shuttle service to Williamsburg and the College.
Amtrak offers train service to Williamsburg and can be a convenient way to travel from the northeast corridor. The station is about a fifteen-minute walk from College Corner.