Pardee Hall

About Pardee Hall

Pardee Hall is home to several programs in the humanities — English, foreign languages & literatures , philosophy, and religious studies — as well as international affairs and mathematics. It houses several smart classrooms and the collaborative, high-tech Foreign Language & Literatures Resource Center. Built in 1872-73, it is the earliest building at Lafayette with its exterior intact as originally conceived. It is named after Ario Pardee, who donated $250,000 for its construction.

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Williams Center for the Arts

About the Williams Center for the Arts

The Williams Center for the Arts hosts the finest performers in classical and world music, jazz, dance, theater, and more. Artists frequently offer pre-concert discussions, master classes, and workshops. Other events include student theater productions, student and faculty concerts and recitals, and student-led Arts Society programs. The Williams Center also houses faculty in the art, music, and theater programs as well as a gallery with exhibitions incorporating a wide variety of media.

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Williams Visual Arts Building

About the Williams Visual Arts Building

Williams Visual Arts Building accommodates drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, digital art, and photography, and is outfitted with:

  • Over 75 Mac workstations
  • One medium-format inkjet printer
  • One large-format inkjet printer with a 1-meter bed
  • Flatbed and slide scanners
  • Multiple standard format printers
  • The latest editing software
The WVAB contains the Grossman Gallery and shares an Ethernet connection with the Experimental Printmaking Institute, allowing students to generate, manipulate, and output images from any of the department’s sites across campus.

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Experimental Printmaking Institute

About the Experimental Printmaking Institute

The Experimental Printmaking Institute hosts artists who work with classes while collaborating with both students and printmakers to produce the artists’ own works. Students work with director Curlee Raven Holton as art interns and manage EPI behind the scenes. Workshops are offered for students, artists, school groups, and the local community.

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Williams Arts Campus

About the new Williams Arts Campus

The $10 million Williams Arts Campus planned for North Third Street will include an experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, a costume and scene shop, a rehearsal studio, and a high-tech media and teaching lab. The campus, which is anchored by the Williams Visual Arts Building, will serve as the home for Lafayette’s theater and film and media studies programs.

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