Learn about the rich history of the Harris Fine Arts Center, including the events leading up to its design and construction.

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The college has prepared an stirring lineup of performances to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building it calls home.

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Read selected quotes from Prophets,  Founders, Friends, and Alumni who have gone from the HFAC into a global arena.

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A Message From the Dean

This academic year (2014-2015) marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this significant milestone in the College of Fine Arts and Communications! The year will include a special season of concerts and exhibitions, an alumni lecture series, and a commemorative magazine. The anniversary is also the focus of the BYU Spectacular! this October. The celebration culminates in a gala arts festival next April 3, 2015.

You and thousands like you have studied, created and performed within these walls. Your subsequent influence throughout the world has led millions to come to appreciate the power of the arts and communications. This year, we invite you to reconnect to this place and to faculty, events, and friends who have been a part of your journey. Explore to learn about the HFAC and find out how you can participate by sending us your story. Please follow us on social media to stay informed about upcoming events.

Where we’ve been

United States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Central U.S., Colorado, Connecticut, Eastern U.S., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Midwest U.S., Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northeast U.S., Northern U.S., Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Southern U.S., Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Benin (1), Botswana (2), Ghana (1), South Africa (7), Swaziland (2), Togo (1), Zimbabwe (1)

Australia, etc.

Australia (9), Cook Islands (1), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (4), Guam (2), New Zealand (8), Samoa (1)


British Columbia (18), Manitoba (5), New Brunswick (2), Nova Scotia (2), Ontario (17), Prince, Edward Island (2), Quebec (16), Saskatchewan (9)

East Asia

Cambodia (2), China (29), Hong Kong (24), Indonesia (1), Japan (14), South Korea (11), Malaysia (5), Mongolia (1), Philippines (11), Singapore (3), Taiwan (17), Thailand (10), Vietnam (4)

East Europe

Armenia (1), Belarus (5), Bulgaria (5), Croatia (8), Czech, Republic (10), Estonia (6), Hungary (13), Latvia (7), Lithuania (6), Poland (11), Romania (9), Russia (18), Slovakia (6), Slovenia (5), Ukraine (9)

Middle East & Mediterranean

Egypt (5), Greece (6), Israel (13), Jordan (7), Morocco (2), Tunisia (2), Turkey (5)


Denmark (12), Finland (12), Iceland (2), Norway (13), Sweden (11)

South/Central America & Mexico

Argentina (6), Bolivia (3), Brazil (6), Chile (3), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (2), Cuba (1), Dominican Republic (3), Ecuador (3), El Salvador (1), Guatemala (4), Honduras (2), Jamaica (2), Mexico (8), Nicaragua (1), Panama (1), Paraguay (4), Peru (3), Puerto Rico (6), Uruguay (4), Venezuela (1)

South Asia

India (5), Nepal (2), Sri Lanka (3)

British Isles

England (32), Republic of Ireland (3), Northern Ireland (1), Scotland (9), Wales (2)

West Europe

Austria (18), Belgium (25), France (30), Germany (32), Italy (16), Luxembourg (1), Monaco (1), Netherlands (14), Portugal (3), Spain (11), Switzerland (26)

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