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FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

In 1990, with a lead gift by philanthropist Doris Chanin Freedman and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Albright launched a $6.5 million building project under the direction of architect Adele Santos, who collaborated with sculptor Mary Miss to create the central plaza and amphitheater that form the heart of our Center for the Arts (CFA).

Center for the Arts

Around this central artwork, Santos designed a south wing to house the Art Department, with studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and woodworking. The north wing houses the Freedman Gallery, with a small outdoor sculpture court separating it from the northeast wing, which is home to the Music Department and its studios, practice rooms and Roop Hall performance space. The costume and fashion sewing lab connects this floor via a breezeway to the Campus Center. On the second floor of this wing sit the Wachovia Theatre, box office and mezzanine, where special events and receptions are held. Klein Hall, which serves as a space for class lectures and is home to the International Film Series, directly connects the CFA to the Campus Center on this level.

CFA’s studio classrooms provide more than ample space for you to explore the media of your choice. These spaces were designed with exposure to northern light in order to provide maximum natural light every day.

You are encouraged to make use of the facilities outside of class time and have access to them at all times of day. Art Department facilities support activities in drawing, two- and three-dimensional design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, analog and digital photography, printmaking and digital media.