The Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center provides inspiration for young artists and fosters their confidence in the visual arts, theater, and dance.
Built in 2001, the Klein Center houses the School’s Ceramics, Photography, Studio Art, and Theatrical programs and is home to theatrical performances, campus gatherings, and student art exhibits throughout the school year. Its facilities include an expansive art studio, a state-of-the-art photography studio and darkroom, and the Ruth Milliken Murphy ’30 Ceramics Studio, as well as classrooms and faculty offices, including the Christian Humann Studio Art Office.
The complex is also home to the Woods Theater, a large, air-conditioned theater space with a balcony, sound and lighting booth, lighting grid, and flexible seating and floor plans that can accommodate 200 people for staged performances. The space also hosts many formal and informal functions for the School and for community groups.
Additionally, the Klein’s naturally lit atrium and entry hall frequently features student art exhibits and gatherings, such as campus receptions and talks by visiting speakers. The Laura H. Harris ’74 Drama Wing includes dressing rooms and storage space for costumes, props, and scenery and a workshop for building theatrical props and creating three-dimensional art.