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.

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.

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

Faculty Exhibition 2020 imageArt Exhibitions

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition
November 16 - December 10, 2020

See the Virtual Exhibition

In addition to teaching, Harper's studio art faculty are dedicated to making and exhibiting their own work. This biennial exhibition provides an important opportunity for art faculty members to share their work with students, colleagues, and the community.

See the previous exhibition: "Clay in the Time of COVID: 19 New Works by Sam Rosby

Fashion imageFashion

Be inspired by Harper Fashion Department student designs that range from new takes on traditional looks to the completely avant-garde. Imagine: Psychotic Beauty is the culmination of work presented in Spring 2020.

Imagine: Psychotic Beauty

 

 

Reinwald Bukowski imapogeLectures

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

 

 

Jazz imageMusic

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!

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

Bye Bye Blackbird 

Marie's Shuffle

Strollin'

Trayvon MartinTheater

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.

Facing Our Truth: 10-minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

Getting the Gig; A Musical Theatre Workshop Experience

 

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