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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

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
International Theatre Program
October 12–21

Wendell Castle Remastered
Memorial Art Gallery
October 8–December 31, 2017

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Kiyochika & Japan, Transformed: Prints from the Arthur Miller Collection
Memorial Art Gallery
August 25–December 10, 2017



Coming Soon

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Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
Memorial Art Gallery
October 11, 2017–July 2018

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



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