College Breaks Ground for New Visual Arts Center

New visual Arts center groundOn December 5, Marlboro College broke ground for its Snyder Center for the Visual Arts, a new 14,000-square-foot building that will be built adjacent to existing visual arts buildings. The ceremonial groundbreaking and reception kicked off a full weekend Winter Arts Festival, including open studios, demonstrations, dance recitals, a play, and a chamber music concert.

“This arts facility will provide a new creative space for all, and will welcome faculty in other disciplines to use it, hold classes, display work, and collaborate with faculty in the arts,” said Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, president. “It will support the college’s mission of intellectual and artistic creativity.” A quarter of all Marlboro students include visual arts as part of their Plan of Concentration.

The new building will provide a more concentrated space for the ceramics program, which is now spread between two buildings, and a digital media lab, which is currently housed in the library. The new building, to be completed in 2015, will also include classrooms, a gallery space, student studios, a sculpture studio, and a welding area.