Scales Fine Art Center

Named in 1979 in honor of James Ralph Scales, the 11th President of Wake Forest, this facility is comprised of two sections that are now referred to as Lower and Upper Scales but was once described as “one great hallelujah.” Lower Scales houses the theatre, dance, and art departments while Upper Scales is home to the music department.

Dedicated as “The Fine Arts Center” in 1976, the theatre, dance, and art wing houses the University’s main stage theatre, a theatre-in-the-round and the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery. The music wing, dedicated in 1982, houses Brendle Recital Hall.