Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center
Built in 1964
Adjacent to the Museum of Art is the Harris Fine Arts Center, named for BYU’s fourth president, Franklin S. Harris who was known for his love of fine arts. This building provides the facilities for BYU’s many budding artists, whether music, art, or theater. The fully functional radio and television studios give students the opportunity for teaching high ethical and moral standards (in a field that may be thought of as lacking those areas by some). In fact, understanding that the students who graduate from BYU will be leaders in their personal and career lives, the university includes strong ethical and moral teachings in all areas of study. There are two art galleries for student projects to be on display. Five speech and performance halls, 54 piano practice rooms, and 9 practice pipe organs.
BYU’s Theater and Music Departments offer many cultural opportunities to the university and the local community through regular performances held in the DeJong Concert Hall. There are over 500 performances every year, including student performances as well as well-known personalities such as Kristin Chenoweth and the King’s Singers.
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