Galleries, Performance Spaces & Workshop Facilities


Several professional gallery spaces across the campus showcase the work of visiting artists, both established and emerging, as well as the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Gallery One is Philadelphia's only student-run gallery and one of just a handful in the country.

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery hosts work from a multitude of artists throughout the year.

Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery

The von Hess Gallery is the Illustration department's primary exhibit space.

Sol Mednick Gallery

Named in honor of the famed photgrapher and UArts alumnus, Sol Mednick is the University's primary photography gallery.

Gallery 1401

Gallery 1401 features work from the Photography department, as well as noted photgraphers from around the world.

Gallery One

Located in Hamilton Hall, Gallery One is Philadelphia's only student-run gallery and only one of a handful in the country.

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court

Exhibits are displayed in the main lobby, in Arronson Gallery and in Solmssen Court.

Gallery 817

Gallery 817 is one of three galleries curated by the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program.

President's Office

President's Office

The President's Office features work made and curated by current students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Performance Spaces

The University of the Arts boasts several professional performance venues — including the historic 1,800-seat Merriam Theater (above) and the state-of-the-art Caplan Center — providing spaces both grand and intimate for student performances. Performance spaces, when not being used for student productions, shine the spotlight on award-winning dance troupes, traveling theater productions and world-class musicians.

Merriam Theater

Centrally located on the Avenue of the Arts, the Merriam functions as the hub of the College of Performing Arts' School of Music.

Caplan Center for the Performing Arts

With a skyline view, Avenue of the Arts address and visionary design, the Caplan is a sought-after destination.

Arts Bank

The Arts Bank features a 230-seat main stage and the fully renovated Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater on the first floor.

Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium

Located within historic Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium is a black box theater featuring large concerts and performances.

Dance Theater at the Drake

The Drake, used for music, theater and dance performances, is a 175-seat theater with proscenium stage.

Workshop Facilities

Our facilities support an extensive range of craft disciplines, including water-based screen printing, stone and plate lithography, offset lithography, etching and non-silver photographic processes, bookbinding, and digital imaging. Studios for letterpress, papermaking, stained glass and fibers are available, as are shop facilities that include a bronze and aluminum foundry, a wood and fabricating shop, a metal shop, a mold-making shop, and a printmaking shop.