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The University of New Mexico is scrapping a controversial plan to uproot its graduate art studios as part of a larger campus realignment after an architect’s review raised issues about the financial feasibility.
Master’s of fine arts students currently use a historic UNM building along Central Avenue as studio space for their painting, photography and printmaking.
But a plan to convert what is known as the “Art Annex” into space for the Honors College – which will be displaced when the Student Health and Counseling center expands in its building – would have meant relocating the art programs to the currently vacant Biology Annex.
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