Cultural Arts

Fine Arts

Harper College's art collection contains more than 300 pieces and is valued at over $1 million. The College employs an art curator to ensure proper management and accessibility to the collection.

Annual National Art Exhibition: Small Works

Each year, the national Small Works Exhibit showcases approximately 25 small works of art, chosen (from over 300 entries) by a juror. The exhibition is made possible through the support of the Foundation and provides an opportunity for Harper students to see a variety of art forms, from painting to mixed media, while calling attention to a cadre of national artists. Learn more about Small Works.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts Center Take A Seat Campaign

Harper College performances have entertained thousands of people for more than 40 years. Programs in music speech and theatre have produced inspired graduates, many of whom have gone on to advance their education in the arts.

Recognizing the importance of advancing its programs to increase access to more students and the community, Harper College built a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. If you would like to support current and future students, we invite you to participate in our Take A Seat Campaign. Please contact the Educational Foundation at 847.925.6490 for a personal consultation.

Performing arts students at Harper College train with professional equity actors. Courses in music, theatre, stagecraft, and dance offer students an array of choices year round, while the College's performing arts faculty continue to perfect their craft through professional performances and intensive training programs in the United States and abroad. The Community Music Center is the only full-service community music school serving the northwest suburban area of Chicago. Harper College is committed to ensuring access to this unique academy for all students, regardless of their ability to pay for classes.

Last Updated: 4/1/24