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The Galleries

The Clayton Center is home to 4 galleries which exhibit local and regional artwork, Maryville College faculty and student and Dogwood Arts Student and Exhibitor works, as well as regional and national collections and exhibitions.

The Galleries

The DENSO Gallery in the main Clayton building is one of 4 art galleries in the Clayton Center.  The art gallery serves as home to local and regional collections and exhibitions.  The galleries will typically be open during normal business hours and during special events.

Adjacent to the DENSO Gallery, La Dolce Vita Gallery may be used in conjunction with the DENSO for larger exhibits, or as a space for smaller exhibits. The DENSO and La Dolce Vita exhibit local and regional artwork, as well as Maryville College student and the Dogwood Arts Student and Exhibitor works.

The Blackberry Farm Gallery is located in the Recital Hall Building at the Clayton Center. It is home to Maryville College student and faculty art as well as regional and national collections and exhibitions.

The William “Ed” Harmon Gallery is located in the Recital Hall Building at the Clayton Center and opens to the Blackberry Farm Gallery. It is home to Maryville College student and faculty art and is often used in conjunction with the Blackberry Farm Gallery for larger exhibits.

 

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The Plaza

The Plaza between the two Clayton Center buildings measures 95 feet by 58 feet and can accommodate up to 500 people.

The Plaza

The Plaza between the two Clayton Center buildings measures 95 feet by 58 feet and can accommodate up to 500 people.
Once in the Plaza, please enjoy taking a look at the marble tiles of the 9 Greek muses laid into the surface directly in front of the main building.  Also take note of the honorary and memorial brick pavers. The Wellspring of Ideas fountain located in the Plaza at the center of the spiral representing the Golden Mean flows from Spring to Fall.

Grand Foyer

William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer

William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer 

A perfect place for a wedding and/or reception is the spectacular  William Baxter Lee Grand Foyer can accommodate more than 250 for a seated dinner, has two concession areas and access to a catering kitchen. 

William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer

A perfect place for a wedding and/or reception is the spectacular  William Baxter Lee Grand Foyer which measures 78 feet by 46 feet, has two sweeping staircases leading to the balcony and 15 chandeliers with more than 1700 hand-blown glass orbs running the entire length of the foyer.  It can accommodate more than 250 for a seated dinner, has two concession areas and access to a catering kitchen.