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Jul 16
OHIO’s professional theater company, Tantrum Theater to bring world-class artists to Athens for the first Tantrum Theater Summer Festival
Tantrum Theater will present its first annual Tantrum Theater Summer Festival, a theater-focused, multi-disciplinary event over two weekends that features world-renowned artists performing on Ohio University’s campus. Opening on Friday, Aug. 16, the performances will capture audiences’ imagination, challenge them to think outside the known and leave them seeing the world in an entirely new way.

Jun 19
OHIO’s School of Art + Design celebrates longtime professor and Avant-Garde legend Æthelred Eldridge with fall events
The School of Art + Design in Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will celebrate the life and work of Professor Emeritus Æthelred Eldridge (1930–2018) this fall with an exhibition, performances, alumni and community events in Athens and beyond, beginning with “Æthelred Eldridge Exhibition of Work,” opening Sept. 24 in the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center.

Jun 6
Athena Cinema presents Science on Screen with Buster Keaton’s “The General,” featuring an engineering expert and live music accompaniment
The Athena Cinema presents a special screening of the Buster Keaton classic “The General,” with live improvised musical accompaniment by Sean Parsons, and guest speaker, Engineering Professor Timothy Cyders, PhD, on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jun 3
The 7th annual “Beat the Heat” Family Film Series returns to the Athena Cinema June 29
The Athena Cinema invites audiences to stay cool and make a positive impact in Athens this summer through its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days” fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens). The film series will feature seven family film events and fun for all ages from June 29 to Aug. 17.

May 29
Athens outdoor music tradition continues with Under the Elms Summer Concert Series
The Under the Elms Summer Concert Series will present five free concerts this summer, beginning Wednesday, June 5, and continuing each consecutive week until Wednesday, July 3. Each of these outdoor concerts begin at 7 p.m. on College Green adjacent to Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Apr 18
Physics and Film Collide during the Athena’s Second Science on Screen event
Ohio University’s Athena Cinema is excited to announce its second Science on Screen® event of the year, featuring the film “The House of Tomorrow,” with Dr. Kenneth Hicks giving the talk, “Beyond the Geodesic Dome” about Buckyballs, Spaceship Earth, Synergy and other Legacies of Buckminster Fuller, on April 23 at 7 p.m.

Apr 10
OHIO Museum Complex launches first exhibition on The Ridges
The OHIO Museum Complex will launch its first exhibit, Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Explorations Illuminated by the Floyd Bartley Herbarium, on Friday, April 12.

Apr 9
The 2019 Athens Jazz Festival offers a full week of performances, celebrating America’s music
The 2019 Athens Jazz Festival, began Monday, April 8 and will last until Sunday, April 14, with several performances, presentations and jam sessions surrounding America’s music. Most Jazz Fest events are free and occur all around the city and campus at places like Casa Nueva, Tony’s Tavern, the Athens Public Library, Athens Uncorked, ARTS/West, Memorial Auditorium and Glidden Hall.

Apr 8
NPR’s Bob Boilen to visit OHIO with Tank and the Bangas April 12
Boilen, host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and the creator and host of NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts,” will take part in a live on-campus interview event in the morning with special guests Tank and the Bangas who are previous winners of the Tiny Desk Contest which helped give them national recognition.

Apr 3
President Nellis appoints OHIO Museum Complex Planning Team
The OHIO Museum Complex expands upon and complements the existing Kennedy Museum of Art, bringing together cultural and natural history collections from across the campus into a vibrant collections-based teaching, research and exhibits space.

Apr 2
OHIO’s undergraduate art students highlight perceptions of the human condition in thesis exhibition
The Ohio University School of Art + Design is excited to host the undergraduate thesis exhibition, “Rooted Implicity,” featuring the work of six students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, on view April 16-20 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall 536. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and is free and open to the public.

Apr 1
OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art announces a new Guest Curator Program
Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art announces a Guest Curator Program, an opportunity for members of OHIO and surrounding communities to engage in the creative and central role of the curatorial process supported by the expertise and resources of the academic museum staff.

Mar 27
Graduating students from OHIO’s School of Dance present new choreography in annual spring concert
Ohio University’s School of Dance presents the annual spring senior dance concert, the culminating project for B.F.A. dance majors, presented at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, with a matinee at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Mar 25
Ohio University’s School of Theater presents Shakespeare’s eternal classic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”
Ohio University’s School of Theater is proud to present “Romeo And Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by M.F.A. Directing Candidate Jonathan Hetler, from April 4–6 and April 10–13 at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theater in the RTV Building.

Mar 21
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical Runs April 4-7
Student cast members were interviewed about their individual roles as well as the Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical production.

Mar 19
2019 Film and Video Festival presents week of international cinema
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 46th season, a week of film art and music in Athens, April 8-14, at the Athena Cinema and partnering venues. A slate of daily short film screenings, feature films, and special events throughout the week turn Athens into a destination for film lovers throughout the region and the world.

Mar 18
Science Education meets the big screen for the 2019 Science on Screen events at the Athena Cinema
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the Athena Cinema has once again received a nationwide grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supporting its 2019 Science on Screen® events.

Mar 15
Graphic Designers break boundaries in BFA Exhibition “Off the Grid”
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design graphic design students will present “Off the Grid,” a thesis exhibition on view March 25 to 30 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, with an opening reception that is free and open to the public on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

Mar 7
Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes
Tantrum Theater announces 2019-20 season, big changes

Feb 15
Ohio University’s Dance Division presents the 2019 Winter Dance Concert
Celebrating 50 years of artistic inquiry and creative excellence, OHIO’s Dance Division presents the annual Winter Dance Concert for two nights only.

Feb 14
Ohio University theater students sweep Ohio Valley USITT Peggy Ezekiel Awards
Ohio University students in the Theater Division’s Production, Design and Technology (PD&T) program swept the Ohio Valley Section (OVS) United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Peggy Ezekiel Awards during the Oct. 2018 regional conference, leading them to represent OHIO in the national USITT conference held in Louisville from March 20 to 23.

OHIO’s Theater Division presents ‘Holly Down in Heaven,’ by Kara Lee Corthron
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the fourth production of the 2018–19 season, “Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Brian Evans.

Feb 5
First-year Studio Art M.F.A. candidates in the School of Art + Design present new work in “First of All,” exhibit
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents an exhibition curated by first-year Master of Fine Arts candidates in ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography and graphic design.

Jan 24
College of Fine Arts establishes Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts
The Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts (CoArts) is the first and only arts-based research center at OHIO that creates research models for community development through arts engagement and social practice.

Jan 23
Country music, comedy-drama and juggling on tap for Performing Arts and Concert Series
From a concert with a former member of The Eagles to a play that will reignite the child in every adult, the lineup slated for spring semester has something for everyone to enjoy.

Jan 22
University kicks of 10th anniversary of Celebration of Women of Appalachia Project with fine art exhibition
The Ohio University Multicultural Center has announced the first of two events in celebration of its 10-year partnership with the Women of Appalachia Project, the annual fine art exhibition featuring 35 female artists living in or with strong ties to Appalachia.

Jan 17
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will visit Athens for talk, reception and performance
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design and the Kennedy Museum of Art welcome celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems to Athens the week of Jan. 22-25 for a series of engagements including an opening reception at the museum, a public lecture at the Baker Center Ballroom and a masterclass performance.

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.