Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Making It Modern

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Mars Arts and Humanities

Mars Arts and Humanities. Unidentified Photographer. Photograph. 2002-2003.Mars Arts and Humanities. Unidentified Photographer. Photograph. 2002-2003.

The Post-Modern addition of the Mars studio building to Meneely Hall includes a number of decorative architectural elements, which also serve a functional purpose. The cruise ship-style smokestacks hide the HVAC units on the roof of the building and the “sails” on the Chapel Field façade diffuse sunlight for the studios on that side of the building.

-Leah Niederstadt

Mars Arts and Humanities. Eric Brownstein. Photograph. 2009.Mars Arts and Humanities. Eric Brownstein. Photograph. 2009.Mars Arts and Humanities. Eric Brownstein. Photograph. 2009.

These photographs of the interior of Mars studio building highlights the functionality of space. Students can pin work on the walls for critique or for viewing by a broader audience, as the wide corridor and benches for sitting render the space interactive. Plenty of natural light pours in from the huge skylight, a feature conducive to both producing and viewing art.

-Kendra Lawrence, Class of 2009

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