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

Björling Music Festival: Jazz Jamboree Evening Concert
Mar
06
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7:309:30 p.m.
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Björling Music Festival: Honor Choir Finale Concert
Mar
09
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6:308:30 p.m.
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Christ Chapel
Colloquium Concert: An Impossible Love, Clara and Robert Schumann
Mar
13
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7:309 p.m.
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Bjorling Recital Hall
Partnering with Gravity: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Mar
19
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810 p.m.
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Laboratory Theatre
Partnering with Gravity: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Mar
20
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810 p.m.
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Gustavus Wind Symphony and Gustavus Chamber Winds Concert
Mar
21
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1:303:30 p.m.
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Thomas Prahl, Horn, Student Recital
Mar
21
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Christ Chapel
Partnering with Gravity: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Mar
21
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Laboratory Theatre
Partnering with Gravity: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert
Mar
22
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24 p.m.
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Melanie Johnson, Trumpet, and Natalie Johnson, Oboe, Student Recital
Mar
27
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Gustavus Symphony Orchestra High School Concerto Concert
Mar
28
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Andrew Peterson, Tenor, Student Recital
Mar
28
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Jakob Larson, Bass Trombone, Student Recital
Mar
29
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Just the Facts

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Theatre/Dance Majors Study Abroad
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National And Internationally Touring Music Ensembles Each Year
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Students Participate In Each Production Behind The Scenes Or On Stage
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First Year Students Offered Art Scholarships

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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