College of Fine and Applied Arts founded | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017

The university appropriates $12,000 to purchase contemporary paintings and sculptures for display in the new Architecture Building, which also serves as a venue for traveling exhibitions and annual faculty art shows. The elevation of the academic status of the arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign leads to the founding of the College of Fine and Applied arts in 1931 and attracts major gives and purchases for the university art collection.

Jan 02, 1931
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