Student artwork can be seen all over our campus, and students perform -- everything from a cappella singing to ballet to rock guitar -- at almost all school events.
Following is a list of the primary spaces used to showcase our students and their work.
Haugen Hall, the very first building you see when you enter the Front Circle driveway, is home to the Academy Fine and Performing Arts Department, and as it also houses the Stanley Library, the building serves as the cultural hub of the campus. Built in 1976 in response to a growing school population, the Hall also includes the Haugen Hall Theatre, the Atrium Gallery, 2D art studio, and music studios designed for choral and instrumental instruction.
The Haugen Hall Theatre
The theatre doubles as an auditorium for student assemblies and a theatre for theatrical, choral, dance, and instrumental performances. The theatre has 248 seats, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, a light booth, lighting board, dressing rooms, and an over 800-square-foot stage. Mark Weissman, the Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department has directed over 80 full-scale theatrical productions in this space since 1990, the most recent of which were Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "The Music Man".
The Atrium Gallery
The Atrium is the central open space in Haugen Hall, which houses student 2D and 3D artwork in a gallery-style setting. The Academy arts curriculum now focuses on 2D and 3D art in Grades 3-12, and this space features rotating work from all students. A highlight of the year is the Advanced Studios' Art Show. In early April, students from both the Advanced 2D and Advanced 3D studios are celebrated with a gallery opening that showcases their body of work from the year.
The Art Barn
The Art Barn is one of the most fun places on campus! Located in the northeast corner of the campus, the Art Barn is just that...a barn for art. Part of the original Stettinius mansion property -- on which the current school is built -- the barn is home to all 3D art on campus. At any time of the day, you can find Academy students in the barn outfitted in messy smocks hand-deep in a clay project, constructing with cardboard and wood, or planning the latest gallery installation.