Exhibitions and Art History Facility
With its array of flexible gallery spaces, its classrooms, and its technology-rich auditorium, this new building will transform the experience of art at Kenyon. It will be a place of boundless possibilities, from exhibitions and lectures to readings and collaborative projects. Far more than a home for classes and seminars in art history, the building will allow students to analyze artworks up close, to interact with visiting artists and scholars, and to explore collections on loan from museums.
This is a building truly conceived in the spirit of the liberal arts. Here, the study and enjoyment of art will be enriched by--and, in turn, will illuminate--insights from diverse fields, from culture writ large.
The new building will enable the College to forge partnerships with leading museums to share exhibitions and collections. Students will be able to undertake a much wider range of internships, research projects, and curatorial experiences. The fledgling curriculum in museum studies will expand. Indeed, the building will give Kenyon the potential to improve its own collection of artwork. It will be a resource for the entire campus as well as the surrounding community.
It is an investment in vision, in imagination, in breadth and depth. In possibility.