Overhead view of the Washburn campus

10Garvey Fine Arts Center

Mulvane Art Museum, Music, White Concert Hall, Theatre and Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Garvey Fine Arts Center opened in 1968 and became the hub of the arts on campus. White Concert Hall is named for Elliot White, brother of Olive Garvey, who with her husband, donated funds for the arts center. The Andrew and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre also is part of the center. Georgia Neese Gray, a Washburn alumna, was the first female treasurer of the United States. Today, The Garvey Fine Arts Center is home to the departments of music, theatre and philosophy & religious studies. The Mulvane Art Museum is connected to Garvey on the southwest side and provides the community with student art exhibits and nationally traveling exhibits throughout the year. The ArtLab also is located here. It is a hands-on lab where toddlers to adults can experience the joy of art. Like the museum, ArtLab is free. Trivia: The Mulvane Art Museum opened in January 1924. It is the oldest art museum in Kansas.

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