Hance Fine Arts Center

With its striking and inspirational design, the Hance Fine Arts Center is a work of art in itself. Its 45,730-square-foot design features:

  • Hance Family Gallery
  • Four visual arts studios
  • Photography studio with two darkrooms equipped for film and print development
  • Ceramics/3-D studio
  • Black Box Theater/Drama classroom with two catwalks
  • Two-story dance studio with a sprung floor
  • Music suite with acoustically sound instrumental and choral classrooms
  • Six individual practice rooms
  • Four rooms for group/section rehearsals
  • Five humanities classrooms, computer graphics classroom, student publication center, multi-function seminar classroom


Hance Family Gallery

Hance Family Gallery

Housed in the Hance Fine Arts Center, the Hance Family Gallery exhibits artwork from our students, faculty, alumni, and visiting artists. Every year, we host an exhibit open to the public featuring works from special artists, such as Romare Bearden, W. Louis Jones, Cundo Bermúdez, H.H. Adams, Sylvester Britton, Sam Gilliam, Rebecca Haworth, Cheryl Warrick, and others.

Lower School Fine Arts Center

Lower School art classroom

The Lower School Fine Arts Center houses the Gorelick Family Theater, which is used by all students in grades JK–12 for performances, and by Lower and Upper School for assemblies. In addition, the building holds:

  • Dalton Gallery which is used to exhibit art from all three divisions
  • Two child-scaled art studios
  • Ceramics studio for Lower School students
  • Piano studios for individual piano instruction
  • Foreign language classrooms
  • Dance room
  • Two Lower School music classrooms
  • After School classroom

Gorelick Family Theater

Gorelick Family Theater

Country Day’s main performance space, the Gorelick Family Theater seats approximately 400 and provides a wonderful home for more than 70 play performances, musicals, concerts, special events, lectures, and assemblies each year for students and parents. It also features:

Proscenium and stage
State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
Additional storage for theater costumes, props, and sets
Acoustical treatments for the walls and ceiling

Bissell Campus

Middle School mural

Our Middle School campus features the following arts facilities:

  • Band room
  • Choir room
  • Drama room
  • General Music room
  • Orchestra room
  • Three visual arts rooms

Fine Arts Facilities

I've noticed that art at Country Day is not confined to the work our students make in the studios. You see it around campus in the murals and artwork of teachers, and in the framed works of notable artists. Art is in our library, cafeteria, gathering spaces, and green spaces. The pieces are as diverse as art can be and they are interwoven into every aspect of this campus. You can't help but notice and appreciate it.

—Stacy Utley, Middle School art teacher