With a gift of $4.2 million, the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation led the $7.8 million campaign to build the Midland Center for the Arts. Dow designed the civic center to promote the relationship between art and science. An ample decorative screen made of intersecting circles runs along the fascia of the main entrance corner of the horizontal brick and glass building with a sloping mansard-like roof of ribbed metal above fronting the flat roof. Inside, the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art includes a science gallery termed the Hall of Ideas and gallery space for changing exhibits of visual arts and science, a 1,500 seat auditorium, and a 400-seat theater.
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