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The CFA is now the MAC!

February 1, 2019

If you frequent the arts at Middlebury, you may have noticed the new name Mahaney Arts Center on our website and posters. You’re not imagining things—we’ve streamlined our name!

Our building has undergone many name changes over its 25-year history.

  • Opened in 1992 as the Center for the Arts (CFA), the building was often referred to as the Center for Fine Arts, or simply the arts center.
  • In 2007, the building was renamed the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts, or Mahaney Center for the Arts for short.
  • Not long thereafter, the acronym was adjusted to MCA. Although it appears that way in arts publications and college scheduling applications, it has never really caught on. We still hear the building referred to as CFA and/or MCFA by students, faculty/staff, and community members alike.

So let’s clear things up!

The official building name is unchanged: Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts.

But our informal, “common” name is now Mahaney Arts Center.

Our new acronym: MAC

Thanks for helping us communicate these changes from here forward...and we hope to catch you soon at the MAC!

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 443-3168 phone
(802) 443-2834 fax