mapARTdeptLC The Fred W. Fields Center for the Visual Arts features gallery space for student work, painting and drawing studios, a foundations studio, a photography darkroom, ceramics and sculpture studios, conference rooms, and a large art history lecture room. Additionally, the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, which exhibits the work of professional artists, is located adjacent to the Fields Center and contributes to the curriculum and education of art students and the community at large.

Please watch the virtual tour of the Art Department’s studios: Coming soon!


The Visual Resources Collection is a teaching resource for the art department. Visual resources are available to Lewis & Clark faculty and to students for lectures and class presentations.

The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art houses exhibitions in 3,500 square feet of modern and highly flexible space.

Studio and art history classes frequently visit exhibits at local art galleries and use the facilities and collections of the Portland Art Museum. Students also make use of the Lewis & Clark College Gallery of Contemporary Art across the Alumni Circle from the Fields Center. The year-end show of senior projects is held there each spring.