Mount Allison officially opens Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts

October 7, 2014

Mount Allison University on Friday celebrated the official opening of its first new academic building in over 3 decades. The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, named for the late entrepreneur and former MTA Chancellor, will offer space for teaching, performance, and creative pursuits in the university’s fine arts and drama program, with specialized studios, classrooms, seminar spaces, and a black-box professional teaching theatre. “Mount Allison has always been committed to providing students with opportunities to learn and develop both within and outside the classroom. The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts brings these philosophies together,” said MTA President Robert Campbell. The building was funded through private donations, with no direct government funding or external debt. MTA News Release