MAHAN RENOVATIONS PRESENTED BY
/// ZACH DUNN — Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Design
ALEXANDRA CAVINEE — Student
The beginning of the end of “Renaissance II” is under way, thanks to a generous gift by the Sage Foundation. The donation will allow for the much-needed renovation of the Mahan Center for Art and Interior Design. Initial renderings of the building showcase both more modern architecture and a revamped art gallery, the latter of which would be moved from its current location in Shipman Library.
“HAVING A PURPOSE-BUILT GALLERY THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE ART BUILDING WILL ASSIST IN UNITING THE VISUAL ARTS, INCREASING STUDENT ACCESS TO THE GALLERY AND CREATING A MORE WELCOMING SPACE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS.” — Alexandra Cavinee
According to Alexandra Cavinee, “In addition to bringing the visual arts under one roof, having a purpose-built gallery that is attached to the art building will assist in uniting the visual arts, increasing student access to the gallery and creating a more welcoming space for prospective students.” As is the case with many capital projects, the precise details of the plan have yet to be finalized. However, President Docking has indicated that a two-story art gallery — one that replicates both the terrace and the rounded appearance of Peelle Hall and Shipman Library — may be a possibility.