30 North College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
Built in 1898, Mechanical Hall"”located just steps away from Old College Hall on UD’s Newark campus"”is on the National Register of Historic Places. Through the 20th century, Mechanical Hall served as an engineering building, an athletic training center, a residence for soldiers returning after World War II and the campus center for ROTC.
Following an award-winning renovation, Mechanical Hall reopened in 2004 as the home of the Museums' African American Art collection, including the Paul R. Jones gift. Mechanical Hall also houses a study room that is used upon request for unique teaching and viewing opportunities for faculty, students and visiting scholars.
Mechanical Hall Gallery is part of the UD Library, Museums and Press, which hosts a number of exhibitions and events in its main library and four gallery locations across UD’s Newark campus. Those locations include Old College Gallery, Mechanical Hall Gallery, Special Collections Gallery and the Mineralogical Museum.