Fine Arts

At Gustavus, the arts are for everyone. Students can participate in music, theatre, dance, and art regardless of their primary area of study. Whether it’s ensemble tours from Sweden to Singapore or the chance to engage with working artists, dancers, and theatre professionals on campus, Gustavus provides you with the opportunity to flex your creative muscle.

Departments

Art & Art History

Art & Art History

Learn to examine your surroundings through visual art in creative, innovative, and technical explorations. Collaborate with professors to develop new work, enjoy 24-hour access to your own studio as a senior art major, and interact with more than 10 visiting arts professionals each year.

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Music

Whether you want to sing, play, or teach, there is a place for you in the Department of Music. You can join one of our four touring ensembles, sing in our nationally televised Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services, perform in one of our four handbell ensembles and so much more.

Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance

Art with a purpose. Through a commitment to social justice, the Department of Theatre and Dance gives you the opportunity to express yourself in the context of the community around you.

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Upcoming Events

Faculty Recital: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, Piano
Nov
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3:304 p.m.
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Online
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Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
13
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89:30 p.m.
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Streaming Online
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Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
15
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23:30 p.m.
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Streaming Online
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Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Dec
03
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78:30 p.m.
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Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Theatre Gallery: Digital Edition
Dec
04
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89 p.m.
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Theatre Gallery: Digital Edition
Dec
06
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23 p.m.
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Streaming Online
Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Dec
06
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45:30 p.m.
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Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Feb
18
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810 p.m.
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Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Feb
19
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810 p.m.
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Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Feb
20
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24 p.m.
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Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Feb
20
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810 p.m.
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Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Feb
21
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24 p.m.
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Anderson Theatre
Call to Action: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Apr
15
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810 p.m.
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Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre

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Just the Facts

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students participate in each production behind the scenes or on stage
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Theatre/Dance majors study abroad
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first year students offered art scholarships
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national and internationally touring music ensembles each year

Hillstrom Museum of Art

Hillstrom Museum of Art

The renowned Hillstrom Museum of Art located in the Jackson Campus Center features diverse art from around the region, nation, and world. The rotating exhibits highlight works from the permanent collection and outside collections, art by students and faculty, and works in traveling exhibitions from across the nation and globe. The museum is open daily during the school year.

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Schaefer Art Gallery

Schaefer Art Gallery

The Schaefer Art Gallery is located on the northeast side of the Schaefer Fine Arts-Art building. Open daily during building hours, this gallery features a diverse body of work from both students and professional artists. Exhibits are accompanied by artist gallery talks and discussion-based workshops designed to engage both students and the surrounding community.

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