The Need for New Buildings
Kenyon has needed an upgrade in facilities for teaching the visual arts for more than forty years. In that time, the arts have been shuttled among at least ten different homes, none particularly well-suited for the disciplines. At times, including today, the departments have found themselves in five different sites.
The master plan approved by the Board of Trustees in April 2004 emphasized the need for academic facilities in the campus core. In 2000, when the College was last reviewed for re-accreditation, the reviewing team noted in its final report five "challenges" facing Kenyon and included the following recommendation:
"We recommend that the College soon find the resources to move the art department faculty and studio spaces from their isolation at the north end of campus onto the south campus, ideally in new facilities near the other fine arts departments."