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The Arts

students in a dance class

Students, faculty, staff, and the public enjoy the rich creative and artistic work that has always been associated with the University of Rochester.


Institute for Performing Arts

student on state

In spring 2015, the University announced the creation of the Institute for Performing Arts to support, cultivate, and promote engagement in music, theater, and dance at the University and to strengthen existing relationships in the College, the Eastman School of Music, and the Memorial Art Gallery.



Eastman School of Music

stage and audience at Kodak Hall at Eatman Theatre

As one of the world's premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music has been enriching the musical life of Rochester since 1921. Today, the School presents more than 700 concerts a year in the magnificent Kodak Hall Eastman Theatre and intimate Kilbourn Hall – providing the Rochester community with an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class music in a world-class setting.



Memorial Art Gallery

child looking at bust of Abraham Lincoln

The Memorial Art Gallery is one of the country's few university-affiliated art museums open to the whole community. Its collection spans 5,000 years and is recognized as one of the finest amongst regional art museums.

Admission to the MAG is free for all University students, faculty, and staff. Just bring your University ID.




What's on Now

drawing of snakes in a celtic design

M. C. Escher: Reality and Illusion
November 13–January 29, 2017

drawing and stitched piece showing woman sitting on chair

Ind & Stitch: Kate Fisher
November 14–January 6, 2017



Coming Soon

painting by Michael Hubbard

Hartnett Gallery: Michael Hubbard
January 26–February 19, 2017

Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria
February 19 – May 7, 2017



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