University of Utah to dedicate Sorenson Arts and Education Complex

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 5:12 p.m. MST

Virginia Tanner Fine Arts Preschool students and their teacher, Julie Goodro, dance at the newly completed Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Members of the media had a sneak preview of the University of Utah's new arts facility on Wednesday. The newly completed Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex will be dedicated on Thursday. The $37.5 million facility was made possible by a $12.5 million lead gift from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation and was named after its co-founder Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the late arts advocate and renowned philanthropist. The 110,000-square-foot facility includes seven classrooms with distance education capabilities, a 200-seat auditorium, a demonstration space for the latest techniques and approaches for integrated curriculum models, 27 conference and project rooms, six dance studios, a black box theater, an art studio and a costume fabrication shop.

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