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Many ways to enjoy Northwestern arts while venues are closed

While Northwestern’s venues are closed, our artists have stayed busy. Social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements have curtailed spring’s in-person arts offerings, but audiences have a wide variety of options for enjoying Northwestern’s vibrant arts scene from their living rooms.

From work by our talented students at the start of their careers, to the craft of our acclaimed faculty and world-famous guest artists, Northwestern is home to groundbreaking art exhibitions, masterful concerts, thrilling theatrical performances, film, dance, tours, panel discussions and more.

We hope you enjoy the exciting range of these #NUArtsAtHome highlights available to stream at home until we can welcome you back to our beautiful campus arts venues. For the latest information on Northwestern arts events all in one place, visit the Arts Circle website.

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Song, dance and theater

Senior Showcase

Senior Showcase

Watch Senior Showcaseonline auditions by acting and music theater seniors who are preparing to take flight.

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Waa-Mu

Waa-Mu

The Waa-Mu Show goes online for the first time in 89 years, with “State of the Art,” a full-length music theater work written, composed, arranged and performed by more than 100 undergraduate students.

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Storytelling for all ages and music

Davee Media Library

Davee Media Library

Explore the Davee Media Library for archive recordings of opera productions, choir concerts, master classes and more, featuring Bienen’s exceptional student performers, award-winning faculty and world-renowned guest artists.

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Northwestern Jazz Orchestra

Northwestern Jazz Orchestra

Students of jazz studies professor Victor Goines premiered original compositions inspired by great women of history. Enjoy the two-part “Jazz Portraits” Zoom concert recorded on May 1.

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Bienen Faculty Picks

Bienen Faculty Picks

Curious about what music faculty are listening to during the quarantine? Listen to the Bienen Faculty Picks series for music and video streaming recommendations. 

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Imagine U

Imagine U

Books by Mo Willems and other classic tales for children are brought to life by theater students, faculty and alumni in the “Imagine U Storytime” series. Enjoy all of the stories on the Wirtz Center’s YouTube channel. 

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Learn

Art and profiles in remote teaching

The Block Museum of Art

The Block Museum of Art

The Block Museum of Art supports interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research across the University. Study highlights from vast art collection in the Collection Spotlight and Staff Quarantine Picks.

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Caravans of Gold

Caravans of Gold

The Block’s groundbreaking exhibitions, such as “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time,” serve as a springboard for discussing current issues with a global perspective. View the “Caravans of Gold” Teacher’s Guide for resources on teaching the history of medieval West Africa.

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Innovations in teaching

Innovations in teaching

Arts faculty at Northwestern are finding creative ways to adapt curriculum and artistic practice for the online classroom. Learn more about their innovative teaching methods.

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Topics: Arts, Events

Published: May 22, 2020. Updated: June 01, 2020.

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