Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

8224544132_12cf67df9bThe Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building.

The CADVC organizes comprehensive exhibitions, publishes catalogs, CDs, DVDs and books on the arts, and produces educational and community outreach projects. It offers extensive educational outreach initiatives and publication programs, often in partnership with other educational and cultural institutions. Disciplines represented through its exhibitions, public programming, and publications include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, imaging and digital art, video, film, installation and performance art, as well as advertising, television, industrial design, architecture, critical theory, art education theory, and the study of art history and criticism.

Admission
All exhibitions and events produced by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture are free.

Plan Your Visit
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is located in UMBC’s Fine Arts Building, and is located about 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and about 25 minutes from the Washington Beltway (I-495).

For evening and weekend visits, you may park for free in Lot 8. For visits during Monday through Friday during the day, paid parking ($2 per hour, credit and debit cards accepted) is available at metered garages located at Administration Drive, The Commons Drive and Walker Avenue. (Fees are not enforced on University observed holidays.)

From downtown Baltimore, take I-95 south, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8. (If you’re visiting during weekdays before 5, please park in the Administration Drive Garage, The Commons Drive Garage or the Walker Avenue Garage.)

From I-695, take Exit 12C onto Wilkens Avenue heading west. At the roundabout, turn left to enter campus on Hilltop Road. Proceed straight through the traffic light, and then take an immediate left into Parking Lot 8. (If you’re visiting during weekdays before 5, please park in the Administration Drive Garage, The Commons Drive Garage or the Walker Avenue Garage.)

From the Washington area, take I-95 north toward Baltimore, then take Exit 47B and follow clearly marked signs to Route 166 and UMBC. As you enter the campus, proceed straight through the first roundabout, and then turn left at the second roundabout to merge onto the inner loop of Hilltop Circle, the road that surrounds the campus. At the traffic light at Hilltop Road, take a right, and then an immediate left into Parking Lot 8. (If you’re visiting during weekdays before 5, please park in the Administration Drive Garage, The Commons Drive Garage or the Walker Avenue Garage.)

For GPS devices, use Geocode 39.255363 -76.715370. Please note that the entire UMBC campus has one street address — 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 — so Google and Apple maps may not provide sufficient detail.

For printable campus maps, please visit UMBC’s campus visitor’s guide. 

Information on a variety of dining options on campus is available here. The nearby communities of Arbutus and Catonsville offer a number of excellent dining choices.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is ADA accessible.

Photo credits: Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

 

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