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Compelling case for gray at Pomona College's Studio Art Hall
Compelling case for gray at Pomona College's Studio Art Hall

There's a large room on the upper floor of the new Studio Art Hall at Pomona College, designed by the Culver City architecture firm wHY, called the "Gray Space." It doesn't have any fixed furniture. It's used variously as a studio, classroom and place for students to hang out; it has polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering dramatic glimpses of the San Gabriel Mountains, which this month are topped with an unusual amount of snow. The room is also a pretty good stand-in for the architectural goals of the project as a whole. The building — which includes spacious, sunny studios for painting, drawing and other media as well as a lecture...

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