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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

(some)bodies poster with black and white drawings: undergraduate juried exhibition, open reception 5pm-7pm, April 5

(some)bodies: Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
Hartnett Gallery
April 5–29, 2018

a graphic of a unicycle wrapped in trash

Student Degree Recitals
Eastman School of Music
ongoing through April

NOSFERATU (The Undead)
Memorial Art Gallery
April 22–June 17, 2018

Coming Soon

pencil drawing of a woman seen from behind

The Pinter Plays
Strong Auditorium
April 26–May 5, 2018

ImPulse III: a program of avant-garde films and music

Impulse III: A program of avant-garde films and music
Eastman School of Music
May 6, 2018

surreal paintings of people in a forest

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

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