The Power of Place: 100 Years of Architecture at Ball State University
September 28 – December 23, 2018
The centennial anniversary brings to light the power of place in shaping the university environment and the student experience. This exhibition examines three key buildings for the teaching of the arts and architecture and their impact on the campus and community. Ball State began in 1918 with a single structure, now called the Frank A. Bracken Administration Building, for instruction in all subjects. Over time, the university constructed increasingly specialized, showcase buildings for the arts, including the 1935 Fine Arts Building at the center of the Quad. As the campus expanded northward, the university dedicated a purpose-built structure to house its nationally ranked programs in the College of Architecture and Planning in 1972, followed by an innovative addition in 1983. Take a walk back in time for a glimpse into the university’s architectural transformation, which points towards a future of limitless opportunities.
This exhibition was organized in partnership with Ball State University Libraries and the College of Architecture and Planning.