Raising our Eyes 

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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. They reflect 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 & 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 is scheduled to open in April 2020.

It will provide a magnificent environment for the making and study of visual arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, photography, digital graphics and film, and will be the home of the Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Film and Media Studies, along with a gallery managed by the Phillips Museum.

The People Behind the Vision

F&M Receives Gift from Winter Family for Landmark Visual Arts Building

Both the study and making of art will gain a new vitality at Franklin & Marshall College, with a lead gift for a new visual arts building. 

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Weis and Laiks Commit Major Gift to New Cinema

Trustee Colleen Ross Weis ’85 believes that F&M has had the greatest influence in shaping her career and the person she has become, and wants to help make sure students feel the same way for generations to come. 

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College Breaks Ground for Susan & Benjamin Winter Visual Arts Center

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Visual Arts Show Us Our World in New Ways 

Magnolia Laurie
Paper Making at F&M
Story 2/14/2020

Comic Book Common Hour: Exploring Identity, Finding Healing...

Before a Common Hour audience in Franklin & Marshall College’s Mayser Gym, comic-book creator Joshua Luna shared his struggles, from a humble family broken by divorce, to his rise as an artist and...

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Common Hour Finding Freedom
Story 1/24/2020

Finding Freedom

Sonya Clark Artist and Professor of Art and the History of Art, Amherst College American artist Sonya Clark’s (American, b. 1967) mixed media works use everyday objects to address tangled...

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Build Something Great 

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The Winter Visual Arts Center is part of F&M's Now to Next campaign. We invite you to join the visionaries who already have contributed to the campaign. 

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