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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.

What's on Now

painting of women eating ice cream on a boardwalk

April 29–May 29

artist painting a hallway mural

Mural Installation by Nate Hodge
April 27-completion

Coming Soon

Keith Haring: Apocalypse
June 10–August 28

conductor with orchestra

Eastman Presents Concert Series
September 29–March 21, 2017

Video Spotlight

pianist on stage with many countries' flags
Playing Beyond Their Years
December 29, 2015

artists working in Sunday school spaces
December 21, 2015