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. 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.
Earn a degree, study and take lessons or classes.
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 Arts 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.
Small Works 2021 Exhibition
September 20 - October 28, 2021
The 43rd Annual National Juried Exhibition highlights Small Works selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show typically features a wide array of media ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.
Our juror this year is Carrie Johnson, Executive Director/Curator, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
See the previous exhibition: "Student Juried Art Exhibition"
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.
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.
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 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.
Expand your horizons with entertaining and thought-provoking productions by Harper’s Theatre groups and guest artists. Enjoy virtual events this season presented in livestream and recorded formats.