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Montessuy in Motion

The transformation of the former home of the AUP Library is now complete, and the Monttessuy Center of the Arts, which provides a vibrant hub on campus for the full spectrum of the fine arts and performing arts, opened to our community in time for Spring semester 2022. It is a space for creation and collaboration; faculty from the Department of Art History and Fine Arts co-produce knowledge with students, building artistic competences in purpose-built classrooms. New platforms for students’ free expression, such as exhibition spaces and the University’s first-ever auditorium, are centerstage in the redevelopment. It is, above all, alive with activity– filled with moments of discovery and joy.

The former AUP Library is unrecognizable, completely transformed into a purpose-built hub for artistic endeavor on campus.

The former AUP Library is unrecognizable, completely transformed into a purpose-built hub for artistic endeavor on campus.

Separate painting and sculpture classes allow for materials to be stored safely and for spaces to be better adapted to students’ needs.

Separate painting and sculpture classes allow for materials to be stored safely and for spaces to be better adapted to students’ needs.

Understanding color is a key component of Professor Treilhou’s classes. He aims to give students a strong foundation upon which to build up their artistic confidence.

Understanding color is a key component of Professor Treilhou’s classes. He aims to give students a strong foundation upon which to build up their artistic confidence.

The close working relationship between faculty and students is central to AUP’s fine arts curriculum. Here, Professor Stephane Treilhou advises a student during an introductory painting class.

The close working relationship between faculty and students is central to AUP’s fine arts curriculum. Here, Professor Stephane Treilhou advises a student during an introductory painting class.

Professor Treilhou explains the color-mixing exercise to a group of students. Small class sizes make a fine arts education at AUP collaborative, intimate and engaging.

Professor Treilhou explains the color-mixing exercise to a group of students. Small class sizes make a fine arts education at AUP collaborative, intimate and engaging.

Department Chair Jonathan Shimony runs a printmaking workshop for alumni during AUPCommunity Weekend. Monttessuy also hosts a lithographic laboratory, allowing students to engage in this exciting, age-old printmaking practice.

Department Chair Jonathan Shimony runs a printmaking workshop for alumni during AUPCommunity Weekend. Monttessuy also hosts a lithographic laboratory, allowing students to engage in this exciting, age-old printmaking practice.

The entryway exhibition space displays student artwork, ensuring the entire community can benefit from global explorers’ creative output.

The entryway exhibition space displays student artwork, ensuring the entire community can benefit from global explorers’ creative output.

Members of VIVRE performing arts club host the first live show in the Olivia de Havilland Theater at the center’s soft opening in 2021.

Members of VIVRE performing arts club host the first live show in the Olivia de Havilland Theater at the center’s soft opening in 2021.

The theater provides a versatile space to host a wide variety of student-led artistic performances.

The theater provides a versatile space to host a wide variety of student-led artistic performances.