Barry Arts Building

The Barry Arts Building is home to the Department of Art and features classrooms, studio space, the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library, and the Jean Outland Chrsyler Library on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU). The 39,000 square-foot building is located along Monarch Way between 46th and 47th Streets in the University Village.

Barry Arts Building, 2017


The Barry Arts Building was completed in 2015 as part of the Arts in the Village project to create an arts community at ODU. The building is named after longtime ODU benefactors Richard and Carolyn Barry. Prior to 2015, the visual arts were housed in both the Visual Arts Building and the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.


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