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-======Fine Arts Center====== 
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-**Constructed**: 1972-1974 and 1999 
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-**Architects**: Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates, Hamden, Conn.  1999 lobby addition: Perry Dean Rogers and Partners, Boston, Mass.  Plaza renovation: Kuhn Riddle, Amherst, Mass. 
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-===== Design and construction ===== 
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-<html><div style="float:right; padding-left:20px; padding-bottom:15px;"><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004250.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004250.png" alt="Fine Arts Center" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333; padding:5px;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004269.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004269.png" alt="Fine Arts Center" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333; padding:5px;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004265.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004265.png" alt="Fine Arts Center" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333; padding:5px;" /></a> 
-<br /><a href="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004272.png"><img src="http://www.library.umass.edu/speccollimages/referenceimages/RG150-0004272.png" alt="Fine Arts Center interior" style="width:220px; border:1px solid #333; padding:5px;" /></a> 
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-This uncompromisingly modernist, poured concrete building consists of several distinctly different units that were intended to combine to form a powerful architectural sculpture.  The Fine Arts Center was conceived as a gateway to the campus at the south end of the [[buildings:p:pond|pond]], but its arcade also acts as a link between student housing on the east side of campus and the academic buildings on the west.  The lobby, constructed in 1999, respects the concept of a gateway to the campus by providing transparency through the extensive use of glass.   
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-The original reflecting pools, depicted in images in the University Archives, were replaced during a renovation of the plaza. The western pool is now a garden and the eastern pool has been replaced with a parking area. 
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-The Fine Arts Center remains the most visible structure at the entrance to the campus.  On its lower floors, the building contains a major concert hall, a theater, recital hall, and a small experimental theater, while the large bridge above contains art studios.  The building accommodates the Architecture, Arts, Music, Dance and Theater Departments, as well as the University Gallery. 
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-==== Source ==== 
-  * From //Three Architectural Tours: Selected Buildings on the Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst// (Amherst, 2000) 
-  * For additional information, consult the University Archives (RG 36/101). 
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