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Story by Bill Landauer; photos by Clay Wegrzynowicz

Lafayette’s long-concealed art treasures are hidden no more.

As the school year got underway, the Williams Center for the Arts opened its new Art Study Center. People can now see in person thousands of paintings, sculptures, and photographs formerly kept in storage in various locations throughout campus.

The new climate-controlled, secure space was created from the old black box theater at the Williams Center, which became surplus space when the College opened Weiss Theater in Buck Hall.

Paintings previously hidden—such as the College’s collection of American history paintings, which have rarely been on display—will be available on painting racks through a glass wall that separates the study room from the storage area.

The center includes an area for classroom interaction. In the first scheduled visit, students in Documentary Photography, taught by Greta Bergstresser, pored over a collection of studio photographs taken during the pre-WWII era.

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