July 14, 2020
Kenyon has updated its plans for returning to campus, offering in-person and remote instruction. Read more here.
Kenyon offers students more than 120 clubs and organizations from archery to men’s and women’s Ultimate, but only one has its own building.
The Horn Gallery as a building holds a bit of College lore. In 1998, the building was deemed outmoded and rickety (the legend is the whole building was supported by a baseball bat wedged under the main beam). It was demolished in 1999.
Today’s Horn Gallery – that sits on the same spot as the original – opened in 2000. It now features an art space, practice room, small kitchen, and performance space, as well as plumbing and a heating and cooling system, which the original gallery did not have.
The club, however, maintains its initial mission: to provide Kenyon and the surrounding community with high-quality events from small indie bands to student art installations within the space.
Membership: About 100 people are on the email list, though about 20 people come to the planning meetings each Tuesday at 10:15 p.m.
Activities: Band performances, art exhibits, other social events. Fall Fest, which featured five bands (including two student bands) as well as food and activities, was a favorite among students last semester. Club managers Mary Hollyman ’14 and Jack Washburn ’16 are hoping to produce a spring version of the event. Stay tuned.
Biggest challenge: Working with band agents to find dates, negotiate pricing, and put together a show.
Did you know: The Horn Gallery allots a total of $1,000 in two art grants and two theater grants per semester to students who want to display their art or put on a play.