Arts

The Arts at Lafayette

Lafayette’s vibrant arts scene is an integral part of campus life. Students pursue their creative passions in the classroom, studio, rehearsal room, concert hall, and media lab, and work with local artists in a community-based classroom. The galleries, museums, concert halls, studios, and performance spaces of New York City and Philadelphia are not far away, making it easy to add day trips to the curriculum. This proximity helps facilitate Lafayette’s Artist-in-Residence programs, too, which invite celebrated artists to the campus each year to perform, teach, and work closely with students.

On campus, students can perform in a choral group, band, or dance troupe or write for a literary publication. Poetry readings, lunchtime and evening lectures, musical performances, and library exhibitions provide additional fodder for cultural conversations.

An experimental black box theater, a state-of-the-art film theater, a sound stage, and a high-tech media and teaching lab are some of the exciting facilities included in the plans for the new Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street.

Three galleries on campus host exhibits, lectures, films, and performances that attract students, faculty, and the community. Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute is the only workshop of its kind at a four-year institution, bringing together students and professional artists to explore the possibilities with visual art.

Read articles about the exciting things happening in the arts

RSS Student Blogs

  • Environmental Poster Session December 5, 2014
    This past Thursday evening, I participated in the Multidisciplinary Environmental Poster Session in the Farinon College Center. There were a few dozen groups who all had their environmental project posters set up in Farinon. My partner and I did our poster on Bird Biodiversity Loss Due to Climate Change and Urbanization. We investigated how effects […]
    Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
  • Laf-Lehigh!!! November 27, 2014
    This past Saturday was the biggest game of Lafayette’s history, the 150th game of college football’s biggest rivalry. For this historic game, Lafayette rented out Yankee Stadium (casual). The game sold out quite quickly (30,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours). I had the privilege of playing with the pep band at the […]
    Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
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