Raising Our Eyes
Please enjoy the photo gallery and the video below. The photos show you the unique and stunning exterior of the Winter Visual Arts Center and its beautiful setting on the F&M campus, and the video takes you on a 360-degree tour of the interior. Please note: the video was filmed in 3D, so is best viewed using 3D goggles. If you are watching the video without goggles, you can use the arrows in the white circle in the upper left of the video to change and expand the view you are seeing.
The extraordinary power of art to teach, transform and transcend.
In extraordinary art, we see ourselves—how we once lived, who we are today, what we hope someday to become. It reflects the grandeur of our universe and the intimacy of our homes and hearts. By studying and creating art, we unwind the mysteries of our lives and our world.
- The arts cross boundaries. In drawing figures, we learn anatomy. In making film, we master technology. In studying great works, we understand our past.
- The arts teach us ourselves. In creating art, we tap our innermost talents and beliefs. We take risks and test ourselves. We draw out talents we do not know we have.
- The arts illuminate Franklin & Marshall College. Ethereal, yet born of deep-rooted discipline, they are the perfect synthesis of light and law—of lux et lex.
The Susan and Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center, located on the south side of the Franklin & Marshall College campus, was designed by the renowned architect Steven Holl and opened August 2020. It provides a magnificent environment for the making and study of visual arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, woodworking, architecture, photography, digital graphics and film. It is the home of the Art, Art History and Film Department (which includes the Film and Media program) and the Thomas A. & Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation Gallery managed by the Phillips Museum.
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