The Morrison Art Studio, a groundbreaking space located on the bottom floor of Morrison Residence Hall, provides students and all members of the campus community an opportunity to unleash their inner artist. The first of its kind, the Morrison Art Studio was created in 2018 in partnership with Carolina Housing, the Department of Art and Art History, and Arts Everywhere. These three partners envisioned a space where, at students’ doorsteps, creative potential can be unleashed.

The studio features free use of all the supplies you’ll need for painting and drawing and an MFA artist-in-residence who serves as a resource to all visitors. A quick orientation gives all UNC students, faculty, and staff the freedom to learn, explore, and create at their own pace in a studio that is entirely theirs.

Supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Morrison Art Studio reflects a mission that is paramount to all three partners: embedding the arts into the daily life at Carolina through programs and collaborations that encourage artistic expression, experience, and learning.

Department of Art & Art History

“This endeavor will expose more students to the power and challenges of art making, allowing them to experiment and explore its potentials, to think about its relationships to other academic fields, and to consider the ways art is interwoven throughout everyday life.”

Carolina Housing

“We’ve taken away the barriers, whether you’re picking up a paintbrush for the first time or are a highly skilled artist. That’s the kind of accessibility we strive for in everything we do.”

Arts Everywhere

“Our hope is that the opening of the Morrison Art Studio represents the first of many new creative spaces where students can be challenged to create and express original ideas through the arts. We want every Carolina student to take part.”