UM School of Art Hosts Reception to Celebrate Renovations

October 31, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Art will host a reception in celebration of recent improvements to the Fine Arts Building. The reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building, and will feature remarks by School of Art Director Brad Allen at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Improvements to the building include the creation of the FabLab, refurbishment of the grand staircase and an upgrade to the main entrance lobby. 

The FabLab functions as a place where art students can explore new technology, learn emerging skills in 3-D fabrication and create artwork using state-of-the-art equipment. It will support courses including Sculpture II: Digital Fabrication, and Photo I and II. Work stations include micro-controller design, responsive ‘smart’ objects, film scanners, 3-D printers and a vinyl cutter.  

The Fine Arts Building, constructed in 1935 as the Art Deco Student Union, has been improved with the newly refurbished grand staircase, which serves as the main entrance to the building. The Millikan Resource Center has been relocated to the grand old lounge on the third floor, and space for the display of student artwork has been enhanced through the installation of lighted cabinets and a student gallery. 

For more information email or call 406-243-4181.


Contact: Janis Davis, School of Art administrative associate, 406-243-2741,