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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

fabric art depicting people being loaded into wagons

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

photo of an eye painted on a mural by Faromir Funke

Modern Czech Photography: A Portfolio
Memorial Art Gallery
December 13, 2018–March 31, 2019

a white lattice overlaying red and blue graphics

Seeing in Color and Black-and-White
Memorial Art Gallery
October 7, 2018–January 7, 2019

Coming Soon


Third Thursday: Mark Kellogg Quartet
Memorial Art Gallery
December 13, 2018–March 31, 2019

artist standing in front of his reflection

Isaac Julien: “Lessons of the Hour”
Memorial Art Gallery
February 2–May 12, 2019

b-boy breakdancer

various locations across campus
February 14–18, 2019

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