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

CANCELLED: Gustavus Wind Orchestra Midwest Tour Home Concert
Apr
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7:309:30 p.m.
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CANCELLED: Emee Jagielski, Violin, and Emily Schneider, Flute
Apr
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CANCELLED: Henri Santelman and Andrew Stumbo, Baritone, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Iriah-Simone Benedict, Mezzo-Soprano, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Mary Nyhus, Soprano, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Audrey Powell, French Horn and Soprano, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Jacob Koshiol, Bass, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Percussion Ensemble Concert
Apr
26
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CANCELLED: Brassworks!
Apr
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CANCELLED: Alex Preston, Saxophone, Student Recital
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CANCELLED: Choral Showcase
May
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Christ Chapel
CANCELLED: Antoni Soroka, Trumpet, Student Recital
May
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Just the Facts

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4
national and internationally touring music ensembles each year
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1:3
Theatre/Dance majors study abroad
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2000
lbs of clay used each academic year
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26
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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