- Studio Art Renovation and Expansion
Studio Art Renovation and Expansion
We're ready to take the next steps, and so is the extraordinary Macalester community on campus and around the world. These are crucial, much-needed renovations that signal our college’s deep commitment to the arts.
The Next Step
All over campus, stunning building projects showcase the Step Forward campaign’s legacy. Among its many success stories, the campaign launched the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center’s renovation and expansion, beginning with the music building and the central commons.
Up next: the studio art building. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art music facilities, so close in proximity to the arts spaces, make it even more clear that now is the time to continue unifying the fine arts at Macalester. The Janet Wallace renovation’s next steps will make the arts even more accessible and continue to reframe the complex as a vibrant campus hub and gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Your support will help bring the Macalester community to art—and art to the Macalester community.
Total cost: $20.5 million
Sources of funding
Fundraising: $7.5 million
Debt and institutional funds: $13 million
- August 2012:
Architectural plans finalized
- October 2012:
- January 2013:
- December 2013:
- January 2014: