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Social sciences, humanities and the arts

Our facilities offer countless ways to meet your muse, enrich your knowledge and expand your experiences.

EXPLORE a wide range of subjects, from anthropology to philosophy, in depth and breadth through coursework, literature, research projects and presentations in Karp Hall, Lippman Hall and Lamont House. These recently renovated buildings for the humanities and social sciences house classrooms, seminar rooms, and library and study spaces. The technology-rich Karp performance classroom accommodates multi-media presentations, literary readings, panel discussions and film screenings.

Karp Hall

Lippman Hall

Lamont House

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts

MAKE your mark in stunning new painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking studios with ample light and space. Tap into your talents in our fully equipped digital media lab, large new photography darkroom and photography suites, and woodshop and welding studios. Connect with artists and exhibit your own work in two professional galleries. Find all of this and more in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts.

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Taylor Music Center

Taylor Music Center

TUNE IN to a wide spectrum of music in the Taylor Music Center, which offers the intimate experience of a conservatory within a small liberal arts setting. Compose your own music and learn about others' at our All-Steinway school. Enjoy the 100-seat Emerson Auditorium, a choral library, and studios specifically dedicated to music technology, early music and music from around the world.

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Memorial Chapel

Memorial Chapel facilities

REHEARSE and perform as part of campus choral and orchestral ensembles and student a capella groups in historic Memorial Chapel. This century-old building is known for its superb sound, with an acoustical ceiling designed by one of America’s preeminent scientists.

Yulman Theater

Yulman Theater

DELVE into all aspects of theater, from acting to stage design, in the Yulman Theater. In this modern complex you’ll find the Main Stage, which hosts major student productions; the Black Box Theater, a flexible space for staged readings and monologues; an actor's studio and a design studio; and a scenic shop that accommodates stagecraft and specialty construction classes.

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Henle Dance Pavilion

MOVE! The 7,000-square-foot Henle Dance Pavilion overlooking Jackson's Garden is a hub for technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and choreography. It features a spring-floor dance studio and lobby/rehearsal space; 20-foot ceilings that safely permit lifts and aerials; and classrooms, a costume shop and meeting rooms.

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Nott Memorial

Nott Memorial

VIEW art and dance in the Nott Memorial, the striking 16-sided National Historic Landmark that is the centerpiece of campus. It is home to the Mandeville Gallery, which exhibits nationally recognized contemporary artists; the Wikoff Student Gallery, which presents student works and the campus-wide LGBTQ+ exhibit; and the popular Lothridge Festival of Dance.

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Schaffer Library

Schaffer Library

READ, research and study in Schaffer Library, which houses the Writing Center and the Language Center, offering peer support and mentoring. Discover the Department of Archives and Special Collections, which contains original and rare manuscripts, prints, drawings, books, maps, photographs, sound recordings and other materials.

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