Nelson Fine Arts Center
The theater area, east side, depicting sculptural forms; The design of the arts center, containing a museum, theater arts and dance departments involved a special attitude toward the desert - much more than simply imposing the building program on the quasi-urban university site. The harsh and relentless desert presence in Arizona is often denied; the prevailing tendency (in terms of development and attitudes toward public architecture) is to convert the desert into a midwestern oasis, to tame the desert.
Type of Workperforming arts center; art museum
architectural exteriors, contemporary (1960 to present), Education, Performing arts, educational, Twentieth century, Modernist
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