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Arts and Culture Events

Explore the wide and diverse range of events and opportunities within the Arts and Culture programs. 
Students perform at an arts and culture event on stage.

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts—dance, theatrical, and musical—serve as a window through which to view ideas, cultures, art forms, as well as a mirror in which we reflect upon ourselves, our history, our own culture.

Dance performers on stage in a spring concert.

Performing Arts Series

From September through April each year, our popular Performing Arts Series presents an eclectic selection of dance, theatre, and musical performances by companies and artists from all over the world.
Performers in the musical theater production A Little Night Music

Music and Theater

Enjoy a breathtaking musical or theatrical performance—or schedule an audition! Non-majors are welcome in 50+ arts-related organizations. At Miami, the Arts are for Everyone!

Visual Arts

From gallery and museum exhibitions to laboratories and studio work, Miami's Visual Arts programs offer a variety of creative activities, academic opportunities, and events.

Photograph of the Miami University Art Museum with a lake in the foreground.

Art Museum

The Miami University Art Museum houses five galleries of changing exhibitions and a growing permanent collection of over 17,000 artworks. In addition to its historic and contemporary exhibitions, the Museum features three acres of scenic sculpture park grounds.
Photograph of Hiestand Gallery with a flower garden in the foreground.

Hiestand Galleries

The Hiestand Galleries in Hiestand Hall function as visual laboratories that extend the classroom by providing exhibition opportunities for projects and studio work as well as professional guest artists.
Phillips Hall with trees in the foreground.

Art Center

Located in Phillips Hall, Miami University's Art Center offers students, faculty, staff and community members a variety of opportunities to engage in creative activities. Facilities include a ceramics/pottery studio, digital photo lab, wood shop, and metals/jewelry/glass studio.
Students view an art exhibition at Cage Gallery.

Cage Gallery

The Alumni Hall Cage Gallery showcases student and faculty work, highlights on- and off-campus educational experiences, and exhibits the work of prominent architects, designers, and scholars—often in conjunction with the departmental lecture series.


An exploration of who we are, where we come from, and where we're going.

Three women celebrate World Hijab Day.

Center for American and World Cultures

The Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) enhances knowledge of non-dominant cultures through workshops, retreats, and seminars as well as sponsorship of distinguished lecturers and numerous cultural events.
Students interact with a dog during a Toys for Paws event.

ComMUnity Connect

ComMUnity Connect is a searchable resource for volunteer needs. Find opportunities based on the causes and interests that matter to you, sign up, or connect directly with agencies to volunteer.

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Chief Douglas Lankford and Miami University President Gregory Crawford smile for the camera next to a sculpture.

Miami Tribe Relations

Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma enjoy a trusted and respectful relationship that has developed over almost 40 years, and exists on many levels, institutional and official, academic, and interpersonal.
Four students celebrate at graduation.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion provides enriching and engaging programs, events, and activities that value the diversity of culture, social background, belief systems, ideas, and thought.
Two students enjoy an international music festival.

Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives supports the Miami University commitment to dynamic and comprehensive internationalization, resulting in a diverse cultural and global learning experience for students.
Three students listen to a lecture.

Humanities Center

The Humanities Center is a hub for research, public engagement, and collaborative study in the fields of history, philosophy, literature, language, and culture. Events sponsored by the Humanities Center are free and open to the public.