John and Anne Wilson Hall, named for former Washington and Lee president John D. Wilson and his wife Anne, is the most recent gem in the University’s crown of the arts. Housing the departments of Music and Art, Wilson Hall also contains a state of the art Concert Hall with two brand new concert grant pianos, which plays host not only to the University’s many student, faculty, and ensemble groups, but also world renowned concert artists. Wilson also contains smart classrooms throughout the building, numerous private practice rooms for music, all soundproof, as well as welding, ceramics, photography, painting, and sculpture studios. The Staniar Art Gallery is also an excellent venue for the works of student, faculty and professional artists. The lobby and gallery in Lenfest displays the Kamen Collection of Western Art.
Keller Theater: Seats 421 and has a proscenium type stage, with an opening measuring 41 feet wide by 24 feet tall. Johnson theater is 58 feet by 48 feet and is capable of accommodating a variety of stage-audience relationships, including proscenium, arena, and thrust staging.
DID YOU KNOW?
The artist Sally Mann’s house used to be where Wilson Hall is currently located. The Sally and Larry Mann darkroom is now located in the exact spot where their old house used to stand.