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Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
Bucksbaum viewed from the north. At left is the Sebring-Lewis Recital Hall.

The Bucksbaum Center for the Arts is part of Grinnell College, located in Grinnell, Iowa. The center was completed in May 1999, and actually contains the old Fine Arts complex. The center was designed by renowned architect César Pelli.

Grinnell College Bucksbaum Rotunda
The rotunda outside Sebring-Lewis Hall, as seen from the direction of the Wall Lab

The facilities include:

  • Faulconer Gallery - A 7,420-square-foot (689 m2) gallery space that houses the college's Permanent Collection as well as traveling exhibitions. The gallery is named for donors Vernon and Amy Faulconer.
  • The Sebring-Lewis Recital Hall - A 4,050-square-foot (376 m2) concert hall.
  • The Flanagan Studio Theatre - A 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) theatre (formerly the Arena Stage), named for Federal Theatre Project director and 1911 Grinnell graduate Hallie Flanagan.
  • The Roberts Theatre - A traditional thrust-stage theatre that seats 450 people.
  • The Wall Performance Lab - A black box theatre.
  • 6 fully equipped art studios, in addition to a computer lab, scene shop, dance studio, and 15 practice rooms.
Grinnell College Bucksbaum
The outdoor performance space is in the foreground at right, and Burling Library is visible at left.
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