by Web on November 8, 2017
Another new and exciting project officially begins on Friday, November 10 as ground is broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center, located on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, will be joined by members of the Board of Trustees and other distinguished guests as the College begins its latest project.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at 11:00 a.m. Parking will be available on the west side of campus.
The new Visual Arts Center, funded in significant part by the Windgate Foundation and to be named in the foundation’s honor, will enhance and expand the studio art offerings of the College as well as create new gallery and classroom space for the art and art history departments. A new entrance on West Street – the original front door of campus – will allow easy and safe access to and from campus, enhancing the many activities associated with the new Visual Arts Center, the chapel, the Else School, 1 Campus 1 Community, and more, and it will promote greater community participation in unique campus facilities like the James Observatory and the new track and soccer facilities. The construction of the Visual Arts Center and new West Gate entrance will take about 14 months to complete.