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Dec 12
OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects”
On Jan. 11, 2019, OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art will open “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality.

Nov 28
Dance Division presents alumni concert celebrating 50th anniversary of dance at OHIO
The Ohio University Dance Division in the school of Dance, Film, and Theater presents “An Evening of John B.,” an alumni concert, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, located in Putnam Hall at Ohio University.

Nov 20
Ohio University’s Theater Division presents Tony Award-Winning Musical, “Cabaret”
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present “Cabaret,” the third production of the 2018–2019 season.

Nov 19
Athena Cinema Announces 7th Annual Holiday Movie Series
The Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is excited to announce this year’s lineup of classic films for its seventh annual Holiday Film Series.

Nov 14
OHIO’s Dance Division presents new choreography in fall senior dance concert
Ohio University’s Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual “Fall Senior Dance Concert,” on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Nov 7
Ohio choirs and Symphonic Band to pay tribute to veterans in free concert on Nov. 12
Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates United States veterans with a concert, “A Tribute to Veterans,” featuring the Ohio University Symphonic Band, The Singing Men of Ohio and The Ohio Women’s Ensemble in the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nov 2
Public Invited to Encounter Refugee Experience in Exhibitions at OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art and Trisolini Gallery
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents the one-on-one performance by Tania El Khoury, “As Far As My Fingertips Take Me,” in Trisolini Gallery.

Oct 24
Theater Division Presents “365 Days/365 Plays,” by Suzan-Lori Parks
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the second production of the 2018–2019 season, “365 Days/365 Plays,” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel C. Dennis and Assistant Professor Rebecca VerNooy.

Oct 9
Free Special Screening of “22 Chaser,” with Director and OHIO Film Faculty, Rafal Sokolowski, at the Athena Cinema
Ohio University’s Film Division in the College of Fine Arts, Athens Center for Film and Video and the Athena Cinema will present a special screening of “22 Chaser,” directed by OHIO Assistant Professor of Film Rafal Sokolowski, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

Kennedy Museum Celebrates twenty years of Passion Works with exhibition and events
The Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University presents an opening reception for the exhibition “A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works,” Friday, Oct. 12, with a gallery walk and talk and reception. All events are free and open to the public.

Oct 4
Annual International Education Week photo contest now accepting entries
Participants have the choice to submit their photographs in five categories: People, Sense of Place, Crossing Cultures, Bobcats: Near and Far, and Transforming Our World. Entries are due by Monday, Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. and will be submitted online via Qualtrics.

Oct 3
‘90 Minutes Series’ to host two free showings of ‘Beautifully Broken’ movie Oct. 15
“Beautifully Broken,” which is based on a true story, chronicles an African refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise and a daughter’s painful secret, which converge in this inspiring tale of hope.

Sep 27
Duo Unprepared Performs Live Music Set to Charlie Chaplin’s Classic, “Modern Times” for OHIO Parent’s Weekend
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present a special live-music cinema event, “The Re-Imagined Score: ‘Modern Times’ By Duo Unprepared,” Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Athena Cinema in Athens.

Sep 21
Theater Division presents “The Wolves,” by Sarah Delappe
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2018–19 season, “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe, directed by David Haugen and presented in the Forum Theater, Oct. 4 through 6 and 9 through 13.

Longtime Faculty Artist Presents a Multitude of Forms Inspired by Jazz, on Exhibition in the Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center
Celebrating the work of longtime faculty painter Robert E. Peppers, Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents a retrospective exhibit, “Robert Peppers: Collage Improvisations,” on view in the Trisolini Gallery at Baker Center.

Sep 20
State of the Arts, Celebrating High School Art Teachers
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s sixth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Sept. 18– Oct. 8.

Sep 17
Fall Concert features the Ohio Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in Memorial Auditorium
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert featuring the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Photography + Integrated Media Announces Call for Entries for International Biennial Juried Photography Exhibition
The School of Art + Design announces "2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies,” a call for photographic work that considers the object-ness of the photographic image, for exhibition in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Jan. 22- March 2, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 28.

Sep 14
School of Music presents celebrated visiting pianist, Rachel Kudo, for free public performance
The Ohio University School of Music presents a concert performance by the celebrated pianist, Rachel Kudo, on Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

Sep 6
'What Were You Wearing?' Art Installation tells stories of sexual assault survivors [VIDEO]
Ohio University kicked off the fall semester with the “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation, which is designed to share stories of sexual assault and survival while challenging the victim-blaming behavior that often accompanies these incidents of violence. Watch the video above to find out more about this powerful art exhibit.

Aug 27
OUPD partners with Survivor Advocacy Program to host Sept. 4 Coffee with a Cop
An opening reception for The “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in Trisolini Gallery. Coffee with a Cop will take place outside the gallery from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Jun 22
Ohio University joins community partners and SONY Corporation for inaugural international juried photography exhibition
The inaugural WideOpen photo exhibition, which celebrates all forms of photography, is a collaboration between the SONY Corporation, Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, and the Dairy Barn Arts Center.

Jun 19
School of Music to host celebrated international pianist Joyce Yang
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts and the School of Music welcome acclaimed pianist Joyce Yang, for a performance in Glidden Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, as part of the school’s annual Piano Pedagogy Seminar. Open to the public, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person for this evening recital.

May 15
Athena Cinema announces return of annual Summer Family Film Series – Beat the Heat $2 Days
For those who seek the cool of the air-conditioned theater, and the fun of an afternoon movie this summer, look no further. The Athena Cinema is bringing back its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days,” a family film series and fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, featuring seven classic films and fun for all ages happening June 9–Aug. 18.

Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off 2018 season on June 6
The 2018 season of the Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off June 6 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through July 4, on the College Green adjacent to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

May 11
Tantrum Theater to stage new play: The Cake
Tantrum Theater will open its third season with the Ohio premiere of a new play, “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, running June 6–June 24 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Apr 26
OHIO student plans goodwill trip to Puerto Rico with donated instruments and supplies
The Ohio University School of Music is supporting a goodwill project, organized and led by student Will Horner, a music education/trombone student, and School of Music faculty Dr. Lucas Rego Borges and Dr. Andrew Trachsel, director of bands.

Apr 23
OHIO to join ‘Ghana Meets the World’
Ohio University will join several partners to honor the 25th anniversary of the National Theatre of Ghana with a six-day celebration featuring an international symposium and concerts.

Ohio University Art Gallery presents the work of graduate students Sam Briegel, Cassidy Brauner
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of two M.F.A. candidates, Sam Briegel and Cassidy Brauner, on view May 1–May 9, in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall, with an opening reception Thursday May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a free, public event, and refreshments will be provided.

Apr 16
Ohio University Percussion Ensemble presents music from around the world
The School of Music and the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a free concert of music for percussion from around the world at 7:30 p.m. Glidden Recital Hall at Ohio University on Thursday, April 19.

Apr 13
Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern is proud to announce its upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” April 19, 20, 21, 22 and 26, 27, 28 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Apr 12
Women Speak Gala to raise funds for Women’s Health Recovery Housing
The Women of Appalachia Project, Ohio University Multicultural Center and Women’s Center will host the ninth annual Women of Appalachia Project “Women Speak Gala,” a fine art exhibition and juried presentation of poetry, story and song. The event will take place in the Baker University Center Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Apr 9
Kennedy Museum of Art features Athens High School student photography
The Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Emerging Artists: Athens High School Photography,” a juried exhibition of new photographic works created by students working with instructor Ellen Gagliano, on view in the second-floor gallery through May 13.

Apr 5
Ampersand Festival features Ohio Wind Symphony with alumni and student composers, dancers, and local rock bands
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the Ampersand Festival 2018, a concert presented by the Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. This concert will feature four world premieres written by current students and alumni composers, including collaborative performances with local and regional rock bands and dancers. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

The Athens International Film + Video Festival to screen compelling documentary on Parkersburg's DuPont plant
Two screenings of “The Devil We Know,” are scheduled April 14-15 at the Athena Cinema. The documentary lays out the history of the DuPont corporation’s use of the chemical C8 and is an alarming portrait of the potential consequences of unchecked corporate use of chemicals that permeate the living world.

Apr 3
Artist welcomes community, creates meeting space with ‘Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project’
School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14.

Mar 30
Theater Division to present 'The Skin of our Teeth' by Thornton Wilder in April
The “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder, will be presented in the Forum Theater, April 5–7 and 11–14. The American classic combines farce, burlesque and satire to follow an Eternal Family who narrowly escape ice, flood, and war.

Mar 28
Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces community, youth summer arts programs
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive list of 13 summer community arts programs designed to accommodate an inclusive community of participants at a variety of ages and skill levels. Some established and some brand new, these hands-on experiences are hosted in the facilities of the Schools of Music, Art + Design, Dance, Film, and Theater in the Athens area, from May 29–July 27.

Mar 23
World Music and Dance Festival brings global diversity and the arts to campus on Moms Weekend
The Ohio University School of Music and the Dance Division present the 2018 World Music and Dance Festival and Diversity Concert, March 26–April 6 across the Athens campus, featuring workshops and performances in African dance, Taiko drumming and Native American song and dance, among many others. Events culminate in a large-scale Diversity Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 21
Undergraduate graphic design show explores making and unmaking
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents “Command-Z,” a graphic design thesis exhibition featuring the work of 15 undergraduate students, on view April 3–7 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Mar 7
Exhibition ‘Pots’ symbolizes transition in a Rust Belt town
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of new work by M.F.A. candidate Andrew Musil on view March 20–March 24 in Ohio University’s Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall. The public opening reception for “Pots” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, with refreshments provided.

Feb 28
Ohio University Division of Dance presents the 2018 Winter Dance Concert
Ohio University Division of Dance in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual Winter Dance Concert, featuring works by faculty and guest artists, for two nights only, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 2–3, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Feb 20
MFA student Gattian’s Interventions create heightened awareness of everyday spaces
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents Hillary Gattian’s thesis show, “The Majestic: Interventions 8-11,” at Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Feb. 23–March 25, with an opening reception coinciding with Nelsonville’s Final Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Refreshments will be provided.

Theater Division presents ‘The Government Inspector,’ by Nikolai Gogol
The Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the third production of the 2017–2018 season, “The Government Inspector,” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Dennis Lee Delaney and presented in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, March 1–3 and 6–9.

Feb 16
Librarians present Sammy Kaye Collection in first Impact Through Action workshop
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, three OHIO librarians will host a workshop highlighting the Libraries’ Sammy Kaye Collection of music scores, audio recordings, correspondence, media coverage, photographs and memorabilia, which was donated to the Libraries as part of Kaye’s estate after his 1987 death.

Feb 15
Athens International Film + Video Festival Announces Special Guest Laurie Anderson and the 2018 Invited Festival Jurors
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 2018 festival jurors, and special guest multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, for this year’s festival planned for April 9–15, 2018.

University Libraries celebrates Founders Day with 'Women at OHIO' exhibit
Because 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the enrollment of OHIO’s first female student, Margaret Boyd, this year’s exhibit, is titled the exhibit “Women at Ohio University: 150 Years of Life and History. It features the life and times of many OHIO women.

Feb 13
University hosting variety of 2018 Black History Month events
Many entertaining and educational events remain on the calendar, including a free showing of the new superhero movie, “Black Panther,” on Thursday, Feb. 15.

'Bride of Frankenstein' movie to play at Athena Cinema to celebrate 200th anniversary of 'Frankenstein'
To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” the Ohio University Technology and Society Certificate Program will sponsor a faculty panel discussion and screening of the 1935 movie, “Bride of Frankenstein.”

Feb 7
Athena Cinema among those to win grants to bring science education to the movies
The College of Fine Arts is proud to announce that the Athena Cinema once again has received a nationwide Science on Screen grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, awarding grants to 36 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs nationwide in 2017-2018.