Create Your Space for Fostering Creativity, Inclusivity and Art-Making

At Webster University’s Department of Art, Design and Art History (DADAH), we offer our students an art academy-like education within a liberal arts institution. The program encourages students to confront challenging ideas and technologies while understanding and synthesizing tradition.

Explore below to learn more about our department, which emphasizes personal expression, alternative approaches and experimentation.

Engage with Art!

Upload your portfolio through Webster's Application Portal to apply to the Department of Art, Design and Art History, or find information about DADAH's art exhibitions, public lectures and Webster University’s public art collection — we have endless options for engaging with us and with art.

First Friday Departmental Meeting - DADAH is a family and we come together various times over the year starting with our First Friday Departmental Meeting, where you get to meet all the faculty and win prizes.

Printmaking Studio - Students have 24/7 access to studios and labs, and are present and working at all hours.

Graphic Design - Graphic Design student work on display in the Library.

Print Study Room at SLAM - We encourage students to understand and synthesize traditions, and to confront challenging ideas and emerging technologies.

Faculty not only know students’ names, they care about each one’s development and work hard with each individual to help him or her achieve expressed goals.


Ceramics Studio - Our students constantly offer each other help, and serve as a support network.

We share the belief that intensive work, study, and involvement in art prepares the student for professional art training or personal career goals.

DADA Computer Lab

Sculpture Studio

Intermediate Photography - Faculty provide hands-on individual attention to students in the field.

Individual relationships seem to thrive and grow through discussions and collaborations on the patio or on late nights in the studios.

Student using 4x5 film camera

Ceramics Studio - Students have 24/7 access to studios and labs, and are present and working at all hours.

Tom Lang's "Scratching"

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery - Tom Lang "Scratching"

artwork by MyLoan Dinh, Myra Eastman, Noritaka Minami, Desireè Moore and Jeanene Nagy

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects - The Santo Foundation 10th Anniversary Invitational Exhibit

DADAH Facilities

Located in the historic Arcade Building in the heart of downtown St. Louis with floor to ceiling windows that overlook Olive and 8th Streets, Arcade Gallery may be used for student shows or events.

  • 812 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63101
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 12–5 p.m.
  • Friday, 4:30–8:30 p.m.

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery

The Hunt Gallery is an integral part of our educational mission as well as our community outreach. As a non-commercial, alternative venue, the gallery provides professionally curated exhibitions of contemporary art for the academic community and broader St. Louis area public.

8342 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cecille R. Hunt Gallery


Hunt Gallery

Hunt Gallery

Hunt Gallery

Hunt Gallery

  • Three Mac Pro computer labs
  • Printing computer lab (color-managed print studio) with large format printers
  • Printmaking studio
  • Illustration studio
  • Sculpture studio
  • Ceramics studio
  • Papermaking studio
  • Photography darkroom
  • Drawing studio
  • Painting studio
  • Two open studios


Take a Virtual Tour

Launch Visual Arts Studio


Work by DADAH Students

A Manifesto of Making: Creative Resilience Amidst Pandemic

Through the exploration of recent work by DADAH students, we recognize that together we can thoughtfully create art through a difficult time.

News and Events

Highlights from the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts