A New Home for Studio Art and Art History
The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Thanks to a generous $12 million gift from distinguished alumnus Ed Dowd ’72, a transformative opportunity has emerged at Santa Clara University to amplify the role and impact of studio art and art history in higher education. Central to the next chapter of the University’s art and art history program is an inspiring new physical environment: The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building.
The 45,422-square-foot new facility will provide a central home for an integrated fine arts program that has outgrown its current space on campus. It will enable the University to realize its potential to become a destination and a center for inspiration, innovation, and engagement in the arts and art history in Silicon Valley. And it will add new energy and momentum to the vibrant cluster of performing and creative arts facilities already found on the Mission Campus.
The Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building represents a pivotal opportunity to integrate, innovate, and reimagine how studio art and art history can further elevate Santa Clara’s tradition of educating the whole person. For these reasons, securing funding for the estimated $28 million construction cost of the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building is a key University priority. With groundbreaking scheduled for 2015, the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will open in 2016.
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