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The Arts

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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

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The Institute for Performing Arts cultivates and promotes 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

Extravagent Banality—Deconstructing Aesthetic Forms and Bad Puns, the artwork of John Magnus Champlin

Extravagent Banality
Gallery at the Art/Music Library
June 7–July 15, 2018

image of man sitting, surrounded by candles, and woman suspended by ropes

Media Arts Watch
Memorial Art Gallery
October 11, 2017–July 2018

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Tuesday Pipes
Christ Church
Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.

Coming Soon

surreal paintings of people in a forest

Surreal Vision of Josephine Tota
Memorial Art Gallery
July 14–September 9, 2018

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Bruce Nauman: No, No, New Museum
Memorial Art Gallery
August 3–October 8, 2018

fabric art depicting people being loaded into wagons

Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
Memorial Art Gallery
August 17–December 2, 2018

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