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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

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

Call for Art / Stronger Together framed by graphics of two hands forming a heart

Stronger Together
Bridge Art Gallery, Medical Center
December 2017–April 2018

Wendell Castle Remastered
Memorial Art Gallery
October 8–December 31

painting of people in windoes

Amber Odhner—New Work
Art/Music Library Gallery
November 27–December 29



Coming Soon

gold foil lines on a red backdrop

Rosalyn Engelman: Beauty is Everywhere
Memorial Art Gallery
December 22, 2017–April 8, 2018

teens playing instruments while wearing holiday clothes and Santa hats

Winterfest
Eastman School of Music
December 16

surreal image of women and women as plants

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



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