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The Weitz Center serves as a working laboratory for creativity—not only in the arts, but across the entire curriculum. It positions the college as a national leader in arts programs by creating an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaborative working skills, and cross-cultural exploration. An adaptive reuse and expansion of a former middle school complex, the center houses the departments of studio arts, dance and theater, and cinema and media studies. It incorporates classrooms, studios, a teaching museum, performance spaces, and state-of-the-art collaborative spaces.
“Carleton College’s new Weitz Center for Creativity redefines cross-training, inviting every academic discipline to interact with the arts. . . . The building provides key work, performance, and teaching space, and it connects them with gathering areas where inspiration can spark.”