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Three reliefs depicting groups of female figures representing theater arts are installed over the auditorium's three outside entrance doors. The figures, each adorned in classical drapery, are carved in white stone against a brown stone background. The relief over the left entrance is for music and depicts a female figure playing a small harp flanked by two female figures playing lutes. The relief over the center entrance is for drama and depicts two female figures, each holding a mask. The relief over the right entrance is for dance and depicts three female figures holding hands in mid dance step.
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Music
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Drama
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Dance
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums