Conduct art collection research in this contemplative space.

“For artwork that had previously been stored in difficult-to-access locations on campus, the Kirby Art Study Center provides a modern museum-standard environment for the care, display, and study of our growing art collections.” – Michiko Okaya, Curator Emeritus

The Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art, Robert Mattison, echoed those thoughts. “Art needs to be viewed and studied, so this location is an opportunity to explore the American themes and heroes that create the myths and stories that shape our identity,” he says. “It is also an opportunity to build on this impressive collection.”

Bob Sell ’84, chair of the Board of Trustees, named several collections contributed by alumni to the College, including a substantial gift of photographs donated by Bennett J. ’79 and Margaret Goodman. “This center is a visual reminder of the standard set by the Kirby family,” he said. “It will also serve as a catalyst for creating future generations of leaders.”