The Department of Art and the University Art Museum are housed in an award-winning LEED silver-targeted facility built in 2019 with nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of classroom, studio, and exhibition space. Devasthali Hall was designed with the emerging generation of art and culture professionals in mind with features that accommodate the robust research and creative activity of the department: indoor and outdoor work areas, a freight elevator and oversized hallways and doors, faculty and graduate studios, a student lounge, display and critique spaces, art history and museum offices, a conservation lab, museum galleries, and collections vault. In addition, Devasthali Hall includes flex spaces that meet a range of department-wide curricular needs: a collections study ‘smart’ classroom, a multi-purpose studio classroom, an event space with tiered seating, and a conference room. The building is named for Ammu and Rama Devasthali who championed the project and are recognized as transformational community leaders with passion for the arts.