Olin Arts Center

Olin Arts CenterOverview

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Additional Features


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. The Olin Arts Center also features a large art exhibit where students and professional artists show off their most recent works. Olin Arts Center was built  thanks to a gift from the F. W. Olin Foundation in 1986.