Galleries and Grounds
Recent additions of campus art include the Silas Hunt memorial sculpture and significant
contemporary artwork in the new Champions Hall and Hillside Auditorium. Other outdoor
pieces include Courage to Lead, a bronze sculpture by Native American artist Denny
The Fine Arts Center, built in 1950 and designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone, features the
Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Library, the University Theatre and Stella Boyle Smith
The Fine Arts Gallery features a robust rotation of exhibitions of student artwork
in all media. Open every day except Saturday, the gallery sometimes displays the work
of visiting artists and professors, who also provide lectures and guest studios.
The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center provides a new home for performing
arts on campus. Located next to the Arkansas Union in the renovated Historic Field
House, the 600-seat facility opened in late 2015.
The Faulkner Center hosts theatrical performances staged by the Music Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre and
Boar’s Head Summer Theatre. The new facility also hosts university musical groups
such as the University Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic
Band, Jazz Band, Concert Choir and Master Chorale.
The University Theatre, operated by the department of theatre, starts its theatrical
season in the fall with dramas, comedies and musicals performed and produced by a
student cast and crew.