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Arts & Entertainment - May 13, 2022

Golden year

Palo Alto Art Center celebrates 50 years as city's cultural hub

by Sheryl Nonnenberg

When the building that houses the Palo Alto Art Center was constructed in 1953, it was considered, according to a self-guided tour pamphlet, "ultra modern" and innovative due to its "Ranchero Style." But with the passage of time comes changing tastes, trends and needs. Often buildings like this, which served as Palo Alto's City Hall for over 10 years, are demolished in order to create new, updated facilities. This was not the fate of 1313 Newell Road, a venerable structure that has been, over the years, remodeled, repurposed and re-imagined as a community arts center that will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 15.

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