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Oct 20
“Novem,” new work from second-year MFA artists, to be exhibited Oct. 24-Nov. 11
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents “Novem,” an exhibition of new work by second-year graduate students in the M.F.A. studio program at Ohio University, on view Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 in the Ohio University Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall. The exhibition and opening reception, scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 24, is free and open to the public.

Oct 16
Local artists featured in exhibition of plant-inspired art
The Ohio University Multicultural Center Art Gallery on the second floor of Baker University Center will host a reception for the exhibition, “Verdant: An Exhibition of Plant-Inspired Art,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

Exhibition reception, lecture, panel discussion and community-sponsored Confederate flag hanging performance by artist John Sims
Ohio University presents visiting artist John Sims, in conjunction with the Kennedy Museum of Art’s exhibition “Expression and Repression: Contemporary Art Censorship in America” on view Oct. 27–Dec. 22, for an artist lecture, a panel discussion and an exhibition reception, Oct. 25–27, on the Athens campus. There will also be a community-sponsored performance of “Confederate Flag: A Public Hanging” as part of his visit.

Oct 13
Voinovich School’s impact featured in photo exhibition celebrating the School’s tenth anniversary
To mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Voinovich School has partnered with the Kennedy Museum of Art and OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication School of Visual Communications to host a photography exhibition entitled, “Sighting Progress,” which tells the story of the Voinovich School’s impact on the organizations, communities and individuals of the region, state and nation.

Oct 12
Faculty recital ‘Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis’ coming Oct. 22
The Ohio University School of Music presents “Birth of the Cool: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” a Faculty Chamber Music Recital, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at ARTS/West.

Oct 9
OHIO Symphony Orchestra presents a presidential inauguration concert
The Ohio University School of Music presents a special concert by the OHIO Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, celebrating the inauguration of the 21st president, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, and the School of Music’s 100th anniversary. The orchestra will feature compositions written specifically for OHIO by two faculty emeriti, and perform selections from significant years in the University’s history.

Oct 5
Kennedy Museum of Art ‘House Proud’ exhibit explores homeownership
On Sept. 30, the Kennedy Museum of Art held its opening reception for the “House Proud, Portraits of the American Home” exhibit, which will be on display through Dec. 17.

Sep 29
Ohio University Press plans to be 'Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks' Oct. 7
The largest and oldest university press in Ohio will be greeting alumni at Homecoming 2017 with a Saturday book sale outside of Baker University Center.

Ohio University School of Music presents concert, lecture by celebrated pianist Vadym Kholodenko
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert by the acclaimed pianist Vadym Kholodenko, inaugurating the school’s newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in Glidden Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Sep 28
‘House Proud’ exhibit displays at Kennedy Museum of Art
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art is hosting the “House Proud, Portraits of the American Home” exhibition. It will be on display through Dec. 17.

Sep 25
OHIO Theater Division presents ‘In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,’ by Sarah Ruhl
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2017–18 season, “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Shelley Delaney, presented in the Forum Theater, Oct. 5–7 and 10–14.

Exhibition: ‘State of the Arts’ celebrates high school art educators in the Ohio region
The School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s fifth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Sept. 26–Oct. 14, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. An opening reception is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the gallery, and is free and open to the public.

Sep 20
School of Art + Design exhibition, symposium and performances tackle local and global political, cultural concerns
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents the exhibition “Material Histories: Cultures of Resistance,” on view Sept. 29-Oct. 22 at The Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 and an accompanying day-long symposium Oct. 13 in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall, in The School of Art + Design.

Sep 7
School of Art + Design celebrates Mary Manusos with ‘States of Being’ Exhibition
The School of Art + Design celebrates the work of Professor Mary Manusos with the exhibition “States of Being” on view through Sept. 30 in the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center. An artist talk and alumni reception scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, is free and open to the public.

Sep 6
Ohio University Southern to Host Women of Appalachia Project in October
The Women of Appalachia Project will return to Ohio University Southern this fall. The Southern campus, in Ironton, is planning an expanded schedule to include both fine arts and spoken word performance events in its second collaboration with the project.

Aug 28
‘In the Margins’ art exhibition opening reception is Sept. 1
“In the Margins,” a multimedia juried art exhibition showcasing the work of women, people of color and other marginalized groups, will open Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Ohio University’s Multicultural Center Art Gallery in Baker University Center.

Jul 24
Tantrum Theater presents family-friendly ‘Into The West’
Tantrum Theater concludes its second season with the imaginative Irish fairytale, “Into the West,” running Aug. 1–19. The hour-long production’s energetic pace and touching story are sure to captivate children and adult audiences alike.

Jun 23
Ohio Valley Summer Theater to perform Hairspray at Ohio University
Ohio Valley Summer Theater will perform the hit musical Hairspray, July 20-23, July 27-30, and Aug. 3-6 in the Forum Theater on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Jun 19
Tantrum Theater to stage musical ‘Caroline, or Change’
Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical “Caroline, or Change,” running July 5–July 22. Professional theater artists from across the country, including multiple Broadway and national tour veterans, will bring to life playwright Tony Kushner’s (“Angels in America”) enthralling story and composer Jeanine Tesori’s (“Fun Home”) powerful score at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Jun 16
Expanded Kennedy Museum of Art membership supports exhibitions and programs
The Kennedy Museum of Art and Friends of Kennedy Museum have announced a membership campaign to enhance community support for the educational and artistic mission of the Museum. This new campaign offers special benefits, access to exclusive programs and exhibition invitations, available in a range of membership levels starting July 1 and continuing through June 30, 2018.

Jun 14
Summer Dance Institute presents David Dorfman Dance Company
The Dance Division presents guest artists David Dorfman Dance company, as part of the Summer Dance Institute, performing “Aroundtown,” a low-tech, high impact performance, their latest work-in-progress, Saturday June 24 in Putnam Hall.

Jun 13
Highlights from the Libraries’ film collection
Searching The Criterion Collection is a great starting point if you want to watch the best of classic and contemporary film.

May 30
Fifth annual Summer Family Film Series coming soon to the Athena Cinema
The Athena Cinema announces the return of the much-loved “Beat the Heat $2 Days” summer movie series from June 23 to Aug. 5.

School of Music presents public recital, master class by visiting pianist Sean Kennard
The Ohio University School of Music is excited to present visiting artist, and celebrated pianist, Sean Kennard for a special recital as part of the 2017 OHIO Summer Piano Camp, June 15 in Glidden Recital Hall.

May 24
Under the Elms Outdoor Summer Concert Series celebrates 70 years starting May 31
The Ohio University School of Music and the Communiversity Band present the 2017 Under the Elms Summer Concert Series, five free concerts beginning Wednesday, May 31.

May 12
Tantrum Theater to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Tantrum Theater will kick off its second summer season with a magical new staging of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” running May 30–June 17 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Apr 21
Exhibit “Gibas Aeronautics” on view at Ohio University Art Gallery April 25-29
The School of Art + Design presents “Gibas Aeronautics,” a graduate thesis exhibition by Amy Gibas, April 25-29 at the Ohio University Art Gallery. An artist lecture will take place on Thursday, April 27.

'Packing Psyche' sculptures and mixed media by MFA thesis student Tina Vu
The School of Art + Design proudly presents “Packing Psyche,” a collection of sculptures and mixed media by graduate student Tina Vu at the Ohio University Trisolini Gallery, April 25–29.

Apr 19
Music and Dance Library hosts exhibit, '100 Years Ago'
The School of Music kicks off its festivities surrounding their Centennial Celebration (1917-2017) with a recital followed by a reception and an exhibit in the Music and Dance Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21.

Apr 17
Fashion Associates host seventh annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show
The annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show showcased the latest fashion trends, and several moms and one grandma joined the students as models in the show.

Apr 13
Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival: New plays by MFA playwrights through April 22
The Ohio University Theater Division presents the Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival, celebrating new plays by third year M.F.A. playwrights running in repertory, April 12–April 22, 2017, in the Forum and Baker theaters.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern will present Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” April 19, 20, 21 and 22 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Apr 10
Dance Division presents 2017 Spring Senior Dance Concert
The Dance Division, in the School of Dance, Film, and Theatre, presents the annual Spring Senior Dance Concert, April 12–13, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, Putnam Hall.

Apr 7
Ohio University Press announces 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner
Idris Anderson of San Carlos, California, has been named the winner of the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for her manuscript "Doubtful Sound."

Apr 4
School of Music recognized with Ohio Senate resolution
The Ohio University School of Music was honored to accept state-level recognition in the form of Senate Resolution 47, initiated by Senators Frank Hoagland and Troy Balderson, at the statehouse in Columbus.

Mar 28
“It’s All in the Mind, You Know:” New thesis exhibition by Amy DeSitter opens
Amy DeSitter maps the attributes of psychological topography in the form of abstruse landscapes rendered in varying washes of inks over microscope imagery, creating lush textures.

Mar 27
Women of Appalachia Project’s 'Women Speak' raising funds for My Sister’s Place
The Multicultural Center and Women’s Center are pleased to announce the eighth annual Women of Appalachia Project “Women Speak” performance, a juried presentation of poetry, story and song, featuring women artists from throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, and featuring special guest, poet Maggie Smith.

Athens International Film and Video Festival begins April 3
The 2017 Athens International Film and Video Festival opens its 44th season April 3. The week-long festival features hundreds of productions in different genres from more than 45 countries.

Mar 24
U.S. Navy Band to perform in Athens April 6
The United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 7:30 PM Thursday, April 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 21
Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary viewing is March 30
Ohio University’s Central Region Humanities Center will present a showing of "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask," a documentary by Media Arts professors Frederick Lewis and Joseph Slade.

Mar 17
Seventh World Music and Dance Festival, and the Global Excursions Concert, Celebrates Diversity and International Life at OHIO
The School of Music and the Division of Dance present the 2017 World Music and Dance Festival scheduled for the last week of March, and culminating in the Global Excursions Concert on Moms Weekend, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

Mar 16
University’s Latinx writers and poets to perform March 22
A few of Ohio University’s Latinx writers and poets will share their works from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the Multicultural Center’s Multipurpose Room in Baker University Center.

Mar 14
'Anxious Architectures,' a thesis exhibition of new works by Patricia McDonald
The M.F.A. thesis exhibition “Anxious Architectures,” created by Patricia McDonald, Sculpture + Expanded Practice M.F.A., will display March 14–18, in the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall. An opening reception isThursday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“to continue to be,” an M.F.A. thesis exhibition of new works by Danette Pratt is on display
The School of Art + Design presents “to continue to be,” an MFA Thesis Exhibit by Danette Pratt, on view March 14–18 in Ohio University’s Trisolini Gallery in Baker University Center. Pratt is a candidate in painting + drawing.

Mar 3
Turntablist and anthropologist to visit University March 16-17
Turntablist Maria Chávez and anthropologist Shane Greene will give a joint lecture on Friday, March 17 in 401 Seigfred Hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Later that evening, Chávez will perform at ARTS/West from 7 to 9 p.m. (with opening band Yak).

Feb 23
'NONE WILL,' an M.F.A. School of Art student exhibition, runs Feb. 23 to March 2
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by M.F.A. candidates Andrew McNamara and Sadie Meade is on view Feb. 23 to March 2, in the Ohio University Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall.

Feb 20
Tantrum Theater wins multiple awards at Theatre Roundtable
The College of Fine Arts and the OHIO Theater Division celebrate the recent awards and nominations of Tantrum Theater, at the Theater Roundtable Awards ceremony held in Columbus, Ohio, January 29.

Feb 17
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies

Feb 10
“Snake Talk” artists visit Ohio University for workshops, lectures and movement performance
The OHIO Dance Division and the School of Art + Design are pleased to sponsor Maryanna Lachman (HTC Dance '09), Mara Poliak and Abby Crain for their performance “Snake Talk,” which will premiere at Ohio University on February 25.

Feb 8
Museum Studies Certificate Program taking applications for 2017-18
The Museum Studies Certificate Program in the School of Art + Design is taking applications for its 2017-18 cohort. The interdisciplinary and competitive program is open to undergraduates and graduates.