Harper College will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving Break.

The Arts at Harper

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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. 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 2020-2021 Season page or Events Calendar 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 literary magazine. 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.

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Art Exhibitions

Scott Mossman: TRIPLE THREAT: Painting, Sculpture, and Works on PaperNovember 8 – December 9, 2021Art Exhibition SpaceBuilding C, Room C200

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Scott Mossman has been an active member of the Chicago art scene since the ’80s. His painterly sculptures and dense paintings and drawings have been exhibited across the country. He has been selected twice for the Harper National Juried Exhibition including the Purchase Award in 2017, adding his work to the Harper Permanent Collection. See his work at: https://scottmossman.wixsite.com/scott

For information or to schedule a visit, contact: Jason Peot, Gallery Director, jpeot@harpercollege.edu

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Be inspired by Harper Fashion Department student designs that range from new takes on traditional looks to the completely avant-garde. Unmasked: Sign of the Time is the culmination of work presented in Spring 2021.

Unmasked: Sign of the Time


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Listen to stimulating interviews, discussions, and readings by distinguished artists and scholars from around the globe. Enjoy these virtual events presented in recorded formats for you to access at your own leisure.

The Charles Bukowski Centenary Virtual Symposium

Ranjani Murali Poetry Reading: Playing with English(es)

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Immerse yourself in the sounds and visuals of these captivating jazz performances by the Harper College Jazz Ensemble, Harper College Jazz Faculty Octet and guest artists. We dare you not to sway in time as you listen!

One Book One Harper

One Book One Harper

One Book, One Harper celebrates the art of the book by sharing a passion for reading and learning, and an annual theme, with the Harper community. The 2020/2021 One Book, One Harper theme is “food.” Join us from your virtual table by enjoying this year’s delicacies! Events are facilitated by Harper College Library librarians and staff.

Lost Restaurants of Chicago 


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Expand your horizons with entertaining and thought-provoking productions by Harper’s Theatre groups and guest artists. Enjoy events this season presented in livestream, in the Performing Arts Center, and outdoors at the Pavilion. 

It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play, Sunday, December 12, 2021

Sense and Sensibility, in the Performing Arts Center, 10 Performances Beginning Friday, March 11, 2022

Fences, Outdoors at the Pavilion, 10 Performances Beginning Friday, July 15, 2022

Last Updated: 11/11/21