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Dulany Auditorium

Dulany Auditorium is in the heart of campus. Constructed in 1907, Dulany Auditorium was named for D.M. Dulany, an early supporter of William Woods, whose image can be found on one of the beautiful stained glass windows inside. (See whether you can spot it in the photos.) Dulany Auditorium was the original campus chapel, until renovations were made in the late 1960s.

Today, Dulany Auditorium is home to a 290-seat auditorium used for numerous guest speakers, theatre productions, and campus events. In spite of the auditorium’s historic charm, it is up-to-date with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and technology. You will also find a dance studio, vocal performance studio, and green room inside Dulany Auditorium.

Will Nettleship's landscape sculpture, "Centuries in Time," incorporates abstract variations of the ivy leaf, representing the Ivy Ceremony that the university students participate in at the start and end of their days on campus. It reflects an interplay between traditional and contemporary. The work starts in front of Dulany Auditorium, and incorporates the Kemper Center for the Arts. The design changes from symmetrical to asymmetrical as it progresses from the older building to the new one, helping to create a sense of identity and place.

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