The Vermont Cynic

A look into the past: Williams Hall

Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVM's campus since 1896.

Stephan Toljan, Photo Editor

March 19, 2020

In 1896, 43 years after the last fire in Old Mill, UVM decided it was time to build the first fireproof building on a college campus in the U.S. The result: Williams Science Hall. The building was constructed with money donated from Edward H. Williams, a philanthropist and railroad tycoon,...

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams Hall is filled with student art on every floor. The Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301, will be showing work done by students who attend the Integrated Arts Academy, a public magnet school in Burlington from November 26th to November 30th.

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

More than brick: Williams Hall

A sculpture sits atop a group of art departement lockers in the basement of Williams Hall. The building has become home to university’s art and anthropology departments. Sophomore studio art major “It’s literally a place where people come and express themselves and it’s not cut and dry like the new Discovery building, it’s not sterile. It’s history, it’s living with all of this art.”

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The Gothic, red-brick architecture of Williams Hall hangs over University Green, establishing the scene of the traditional  New England college. While Williams Hall is a familiar sight by many UVM students and faculty, its interior is less known. “When I saw Williams, I was like, ‘I’ve arriv...

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