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.
- Spanish Bull Fight April 18, 2015This past Sunday, I went to a bull fight. Seeing as how that tail is fairly graphic and somewhat disturbing, I’ll start with lunch on Sunday to give you a chance to decide if you want to read my description. Eight of us met at Alhambra (a restaurant near the center of Madrid) for lunch. […]Scott Paulis
- Step Back April 17, 2015I made my way down the steps, past Oechsle, past the statue of the leopard. From up here I could here the throbbing bass, the far off sounds that always accompany approaching a crowd. This is a sounds that instills a sense of exhilaration in most anyone. Those sounds could mean anything, the night hasn’t yet begun, but […]Kacie Paganelli