Construction began on the Visual Arts Building November 17, 1989. The building was completed on May 31, 1991. It was dedicated on September 15, 1992 and orginally referred to as the Fine Arts Building. On March 3, 2000 the name was changed to Visual Arts Building. The original cost of the building was $4,870,000.
Source: 2004-2005 Statistical Profile, p.5.