On Saturday, February 6, 2016, Hampden-Sydney College officially announced the renovation of Winston Hall as the Joe Viar and Bonnie Christ Fine Arts Center. Winston Hall also will be renamed Brinkley Hall in honor of John L. Brinkley '59. The $4 million renovation will begin in May 2016 and is scheduled for completion in January 2017. Participating in the hammer ceremony were current members of the Fine Arts Department, current and former trustees, donors, and College officials.
(left to right) Shirley Kagan (Fine Arts-Theatre), Matt Dubroff (Fine Arts-Theatre), Bonnie Christ, Joe Viar '63, Dr. Dennis Stevens, Pam Fox (Fine Arts) , Helena Von Rueden (Fine Arts -Music) , Tom Allen '60, Everett Hellmuth '75, Dr. Chris Howard, John Macfarlane '76, David Lewis (Fine Arts), Peebles Harrison '89
Proposed concert hall renovations within the Viar-Christ Fine Arts Center in Brinkley Hall (formerly Winston Hall)