Olin Arts Center

Academic Departments

  • Music
  • Art & Visual Culture

Additional Features

  • Concert Hall
  • Museum of Art

The Olin Arts Center was built with a gift from the F. W. Olin Foundation in 1986. In addition to the Bates College Museum of Art and a 300-seat concert hall, Olin houses a slide library, classrooms, faculty offices, individual and group practice rooms for musicians, art studios (including a drawing studio with a panoramic view of Lake Andrews), and two photographic darkrooms.

  • 75 Russell Street
  • Built 1986
  • 45,000 square feet