Harper College

The Arts at Harper

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The Arts at Harper

This year, enjoy art exhibitions, concerts and theatre from the comfort of your home or device in addition to live events.

Listen to an acclaimed author’s lecture or contemplate a renowned artist’s work. View our 300-piece art collection or enjoy classic and contemporary dramas and musicals. Each fall and spring, Harper’s cultural and performing arts programs bring you an array of arts events featuring visiting artists and renowned performers, including talented students. Browse our Events Calendar and subscribe to Arts at Harper enews to learn more.

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Whether you want to perform, perfect your art or earn a degree, you’ll find boundless opportunities to explore the arts at Harper. With our Associate in Arts and Fine Arts degrees, transfer programs, certificates, credit classes and private study offerings, you can study art, fashion, graphic arts, literature, music, theatre and more. You’ll learn firsthand from working artists and professionals in state-of-the-art facilities and studios. Visit our Art and Design page.

Submit your artwork for a gallery exhibit, see your fashion designs on the runway, or get published in our award-winning literary magazine, Point of View. Join a music ensemble, audition for a theater production, or find your voice with our award-winning Speech and Debate Team, the radio station, WHCM 88.3 FM, read or contribute to the student-run newspaper The Harbinger

For non-credit music and art classes, explore our Community Music and Arts Center and other Community Education personal interest programs.

Art Exhibitions

Gallery exhibitions are held throughout the year in the Art Exhibition Space, Room C200. You can also explore online galleries of past exhibitions. For information or to schedule a visit, contact: Jason Peot, Gallery Director, jpeot@harpercollege.edu

Film Series

The Communication Arts Department at Harper College invites you to join us for an exciting series of films screened throughout the semester. All films are free and open to the public, come for one or come for all. For a complete schedule, visit the Film Series calendar.


Immerse yourself in the captivating sounds and visuals of the below upcoming performances by the Harper College ensembles, faculty, students, and guest artists. For more performances, visit the Music Calendar

Theatre Productions

Expand your horizons with entertaining and thought-provoking productions by the Harper College Theater Ensemble and guest artists. Enjoy events this season presented in livestream, in the Performing Arts Center, and the Drama Lab. Click on an event for dates and showtimes. For complete schedule, visit the Theatre Calendar page.

Lectures and Panel Discussions

Presenting stimulating interviews, discussions, and readings by distinguished artists and scholars from around the globe. Upcoming events are listed below. 

Last Updated: 4/25/24