Structural History of UT Martin

Name(s) of Buildings: Fine Arts Building


Construction Dates: 1968-1971

Cost: $1,938,225

Brief History:

The Fine Arts Building was officially opened and dedicated on May 28, 1971. The new building consisted of 54,702 square feet and contained 22 practice rooms, 11 classrooms, a choral rehearsal hall, art-studio laboratories, study and reading rooms, a 500 seat auditorium with 2,800 square foot stage, and a workshop. At present, the building houses the Division of Fine and Performing Arts, which includes the music, drama and art departments. Most regional concert and stage productions are performed in the auditorium of the Fine Arts Building.


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With the official opening on June 9, 1995, the library expanded to 120,000 square feet, and the renovation included space for a Special Collections area, a Media Center, and group study space.

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