The Shields Center for Visual Arts contains The Maslow Collection, Mahady Gallery, Suraci Gallery, two graphic design Mac labs, and a 24-hour drop-in Mac lab. The Maslow Collection and Study Gallery for Contemporary Art housed in the Shields Center features more than 500 works by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close.
The Art Therapy Studio is a multipurpose space that serves as traditional classroom, studio, and "therapeutic space." The room is equipped with traditional art materials, easels, recycled and found objects, a sink and basic equipment to model spaces generally used by art therapy professionals. In addition the room contains a computer, scanner and state of the art printer for student/artists who use the graphic media as their means of expression. Finally, the room features a one-way viewing room that can enable unobtrusive viewing of classroom processes for learning purposes.
Our two Mac computer labs are equipped with 19" and 21" iMac G5s, loaded with an array of the most current versions of industry standard graphic applications, including Adobe CS5 Design Premium, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office 2008, an HP b&w laser printer, an oversized color laser printer, digital cameras, and four flatbed/slide scanners. All computers in both labs are connected to the Internet, with wireless access available for laptops; and overhead RGB projectors for class instruction. A dedicated drop-in computer lab is also available for students complete with printers and a scanner.