Scripps College Performing Arts Center
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Prominently located three blocks south of the main entrance to The Claremont Colleges, the Performing Arts Center is immediately north of the Honnold Library, the intellectual and geographic heart of the Consortium. With Scripps' purchase of the structure (then known as the Garrison Theater) in 1999, the stunning structure became the new official entrance to the College.
It is altogether fitting that the "gateway" to Scripps College is a Millard Sheets designed structure (1962), especially because it includes distinctive mosaic murals that one associates with his oeuvre. As the founder of the Scripps Art Department and a leading painter and muralist, Sheets left a rich legacy to Scripps, its sister colleges in Claremont, and to Southern California. The renovation and expansion of Garrison Theater to create the Performing Arts Center--a visually and acoustically stunning performance venue--is a testament to Sheets' enduring legacy.
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