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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.

Feb 6
Julie Elman’s talk about her Fear Project book is Feb. 7
Julie Elman will host an artist talk about her illustrated book, “Fear, Illustrated,” and art work at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Hall 145.

Feb 1
Athena Cinema asks area residents to submit films to “Drop Your Shorts” event
The Athena Cinema announces the return of “Drop Your Shorts,” an event showcasing community submitted work on the big screen. The event will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Jan 31
Ohio University’s Winter Dance Concert will explore the potential of the body in motion
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, Friday–Saturday, February 17–18 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Jan 23
The Kennedy Museum of Art celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the opening of the “Land & Sea: Visions of New England” exhibit
The Kennedy Museum of Art celebrates its twentieth anniversary year with a new exhibition of American landscape paintings titled “Land & Sea: Visions of New England,” guest curated by Jody Lamb, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Jan 22
Creative Arts as Activism ends week of MLK Jr. Celebration events [PHOTOS]
The Ohio University MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee hosted the Creative Arts as Activism – Social Justice-Themed Open Mic Night on Jan. 19. The showcase featured poets, singers, musicians, dancers and other creative artists performing social justice-themed work. Check out the pics.

Jan 19
Women of Appalachia Project returns to the Multicultural Center Art Gallery
Ohio University’s Multicultural Center and Women’s Center will once again host two very special events focused on showcasing the work of women artists from multiple counties of Appalachia.

“Where I Come From” art exhibit and reception celebrate Alternatives biennial at Ohio University Art Gallery
Ohio University’s Photography and Integrated Media Department and the School of Art and Design proudly present the exhibition “Where I Come From,” as part of the Alternatives biennial, on view January 17 through February 18 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Jan 18
Ohio University’s Division of Theater joins the Ghostlight Project
Students, faculty and staff of Ohio University’s Theater Division and the Tantrum Theater will gather on the steps of Ohio University’s Kantner Hall on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 P.M. to participate in the Ghostlight Project.

Jan 17
Take a closer look at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Silent March and Brunch [PHOTOS]
The 2017 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which carries the theme "A Matter of Legacy," kicked off on Saturday. On Monday, the events continued with the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Silent March and Brunch.

Jan 13
First-year OHIO graduate students showcase their first semester in art exhibit “From There to Here”
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of the first-year graduate students who have recently finished their first semester at Ohio University. “From There to Here” will be on view January 17–February 18, 2017 in the Trisolini Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Baker Center.

Celebrating 100 years of Ohio University’s School of Music: Ohio, Carnegie Hall concert and alumni reunion in Athens
The School of Music is excited to announce a series of events it has planned in celebration of its 100th anniversary, sure to make 2017 an exciting and memorable year for faculty, students, alumni, and friends.

Jan 10
Ohio University Eastern Theatre announces community auditions
The Theater Department of the Ohio University Eastern Campus will hold open community auditions on Jan. 17 and 18 for its upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Jan 9
Spring semester Performing Arts, Concert Series lineup includes Mountain Stage, ‘RENT’
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Performing Arts and Concert Series resumes spring semester with a variety of musical performances, a successful Broadway show and a live radio show experience.

Jan 3
Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Contest entries due Jan. 13
Participants must create an original poster design that incorporates some aspect of the Civil Rights Movement, a quote from Dr. King, and one or more of these ideas: justice, cultural appreciation, respect, freedom and equality.

Dec 22
Ohio University Wind Symphony releases 'Color + Light' album
Just in time for the School of Music’s 100th anniversary in 2017, the Ohio University Wind Symphony has released their second commercial album, Color + Light.

Dec 19
University to host 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in January
The 2017 Ohio University MLK Jr. Celebration carries the theme, “A Matter of Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” and runs Jan. 9-28.