The Woldenberg Art Center is home to the Newcomb Art Department's History of Art and Studio Art undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the Carroll Gallery and Newcomb Art Museum.
The Joyce Frank Menschel Art History Wing houses excellent facilities, including Freeman Auditorium and the Visual Resources Center, as well as offices for faculty and graduate students in art history. The wing was renovated in 1996 with the generous support of alumna Joyce Frank Menschel (N'63).
Sculpture houses a fully equipped wood shop, a metals area/foundry, mixed media space, and digital fabrication capabilities. Ceramics includes large general studio workrooms as well as specialized clay, glaze and plaster mixing rooms, critique/computer and kiln rooms. Glass houses both a hot and cold shop, as well as a steel fabrication area. Printmaking has facilities for intaglio, lithography and silkscreen as well as its own darkroom. The Digital Arts studio includes 14 workstations with the latest software, 5 scanners, along with medium and large format printers. Photography includes graduate and main darkrooms, film processing, a lighting studio, lecture and demo rooms and an advanced digital imaging room. Painting and Drawing maintains four large classrooms with entire walls of natural north light and color-balanced lighting overhead.
The Carroll Gallery serves as the exhibition space of the Newcomb Art Department, dedicated to student and faculty exhibitions, providing opportunities for showing new student work in addition to regular thesis exhibitions, as well as occasional shows of contemporary regional artists. The Newcomb Art Museum features exhibitions and programs that utilize the critical frameworks of diverse disciplines in conceptualizing and interpreting innovative art and design.
Woodward Way bridges the Studio Art Building and Menschel Art History Wing and also serves as an atrium to the Newcomb Art Museum. Woodward Way is dedicated to Ellsworth Woodward, former director of the Newcomb Art School. On permanent display are a pair of stained glass triptychs by Louis Comfort Tiffany from the chapel of Newcomb College's original Garden District campus.