HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College is launching a yearlong celebration of the arts on campus, starting with the dedication of a new visual arts center.
The Black Family Visual Arts Center is a 105,000-square foot facility housing the college's studio art, film and media studies departments, as well as a new program in Digital Humanities. It is named for Leon Black, a 1973 graduate, who along with his wife contributed $48 million toward its construction.
The money also helped pay for a large wall sculpture called Dartmouth Panels by artist Ellsworth Kelly that has been installed across from the center.
The center officially opens on Friday.
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