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.

Music Image

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.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

48-Hour Theatre Project
Sep
20
Clock Icon
55:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Linnaeus Arboretum
48-Hour Theatre Project
Sep
20
Clock Icon
66:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Linnaeus Arboretum
Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
12
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
13
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
14
Clock Icon
23:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
14
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Anderson Theatre
Theatre Production - The Murder Mystery Hour: A double bill of radio thrillers
Nov
15
Clock Icon
23:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Anderson Theatre
Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Nov
19
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Nov
20
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Nov
21
Clock Icon
89:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Dance Concert - Shared Space: In Flux
Nov
22
Clock Icon
23:30 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Site-Specific, Streaming Online
Theatre Gallery: Digital Edition
Dec
03
Clock Icon
89 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Streaming Online
Theatre Gallery: Digital Edition
Dec
04
Clock Icon
89 p.m.
Location Pin Icon
Streaming Online

More Fine Arts EventsOrder Tickets Online

Just the Facts

Art Palette Icon
2000
lbs of clay used each academic year
Art Palette Icon
26
first year students offered art scholarships
Musical Notes Icon
4
national and internationally touring music ensembles each year
Leaping Dancer
1:3
Theatre/Dance majors study abroad

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More