This fall, Stanford University will open the McMurtry Building, an innovative new facility to house Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History as well as the Art & Architecture Library. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the 100,000-square-foot space will unite the making and studying of art at Stanford under one roof for the first time. Open to students in time for the fall quarter and with a dedication ceremony on October 6, 2015, the $85-million building is the newest addition to Stanford’s burgeoning arts district at the entrance of campus. The building is named in recognition of the generosity of Deedee and Burt McMurtry, MS ’59, PhD ’62, whose transformative $30-million gift made the construction possible. “The new McMurtry building will further the interdisciplinary investigation of the arts to which Stanford is committed,” said Matthew Tiews, Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts.

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