The Arts, both visual and performing, are essential to life, learning and creative problem solving. The Art Department at Westover provides an immersive and varied program that facilitates an interchange of ideas that encourages students to become more aware of the world around them. Through collaborative and independent learning processes and the mastery of thoroughly taught skills, students learn to see clearly, listen acutely, think critically, and to explore creatively so that they can move and express themselves with confidence.
The Arts, both visual and performing, are essential to life and to learning. Art courses encourage a student to become more aware of the world around her, to appreciate beauty, and to make use of thoroughly taught skills to express herself with confidence.
Two credits in the Arts are required for graduation. Freshmen and new sophomores are required to take Introduction to Visual Art, and those planning to take Advanced Studio courses should take Elements of Art.
Bob Havery, Performing
Juilliard School, B.M., M.S.
Oberlin College, BA
University of Illinois, MA
LBD Performing Arts Center
In Novemeber of 1961, ground was broken for the construction of the Louise Bulkley Dillingham Student Activities Building (LBD).
In 1962, the building was officially dedicated in honor of Westover's second headmistress.
In 1963, Coagess noted that the LBD was "a building which increased opportunity, while preserving Westover's essential spirit." The original structure was designed to house both the School's athletic facilities and its performing arts space.
Westover's Schumacher Gallery, located in the LBD Performing Arts Center, exhibits work throughout the year by professional artists, including photography, painting, ceramics and multimedia works.
More information can be found on the In The Gallery Page.