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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

Rochester Fringe Festival

Rochester Fringe Festival
various downtown locations
September 12-22, 2018

quilt scene showing villagers in horse-drawn wagons

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

painting of a woman in a pink tracksuit on a patio

Christina Smiros, Project Relation
Hartnett Gallery
September 13th - October 5th, 2018



Coming Soon

Cyro Baptista playing a tamborine in a flower hedge

Cyro Baptista
Eastman School of Music
September 20, 2018

actors in jumpsuits in front of, and on, construction platforms

Gone Missing
Todd Theater
October 4–6 and 10–13, 2018

fabric art depicting people being loaded into wagons

Monet’s Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process
Memorial Art Gallery
October 7, 2018–January 6, 2019



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