Quartz mountain arts facilities

Robert M. Kerr Performing Arts Center

The 700-seat Robert M. Kerr Performing Arts Center (PAC) is acoustically designed to carry un-amplified sound throughout the auditorium, regardless of the size of the audience. During the summer, the Oklahoma Arts Institute holds most of its performances in the PAC. The PAC, as well as other Quartz Mountain facilities, is available to other individuals and organizations throughout the year by contacting Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center.

SBC Great Plains Amphitheater

The SBC Great Plains Amphitheater was once the site of all Institute performances. Today, while most performances are held in the PAC, the Institute still takes advantage of the unique outdoor atmosphere of the Amphitheater. Poetry readings, ceremonies, and certain performances benefit from the more intimate setting of the Amphitheater.

Studio Pavilions

Five studio pavilions are the center of many activities during the Summer and Fall Institutes. All five spacious pavilions feature beautiful views of the lake and surrounding landscape.  The Lone Wolf Pavilion houses a state-of-the-art darkroom, including eighteen enlarging stations.  During the Summer Institute, the Buffalo and Wildcat pavilions each have Harlequin dance floors.

Beverly Badger Memorial Library

The Beverly Badger Memorial Library was established by Beverly’s husband John before he died, along with Richard Moore and Friends of the Badger Library.  The original Beverly Badger Memorial Library, a part of the former lodge, housed a collection of hundreds of signed books donated by Oklahoma Arts Institute faculty.  The library and books were completely destroyed by the 1995 fire, but the library was rebuilt and many books were replaced. Ron Bertocchi’s sculpture Survivor is housed in the library as a symbol of the library’s history.