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In 1936 two art instructors taught 22 art classes leading to a major in art. Art, known as (manual training) and dance (known as physical culture classes) were offered in the founding years of the school. Drama was studied in the Literary Society. Music was introduced in the form of vocal lessons in 1903. The College of Fine Arts opened to the public in 1965 and was organized from existing departments of the College of Liberal Arts, including music, art and drama.

In 2000, the College of Fine Arts was named The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts, in honor of Valley arts philanthropist Katherine K. "Kax" Herberger. Mrs. Herberger endowed the College of Fine Arts with a $12 million gift.

Henry Bruinsma, 
Founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts, with 
Music Camp Orchestra on the lawn of Old Main, 1956

Henry Bruinsma,
Founding Dean of the College of Fine Arts (1964)
Music Camp Orchestra on the lawn of Old Main
1956
UP UPC ASUD M 871 #8


For more information about the Herberger College of Fine Arts, please visit: http://herbergercollege.asu.edu


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