Department of Visual Arts Student Work, 2013

Turn inspiration into impact.

The arts make us human. 

While some wonder whether the arts make a difference in this complex world, at the University of Dayton we know that the arts are at the heart of what makes us human. They help us reflect upon our identity, celebrate our shared culture, mourn our broken past and hope for the future. At their best, the arts impact us—and our world—in unexpected and deep ways.

So take time out from your routine and leave a little space in your life for the arts. You’ll find opportunities here at the University of Dayton virtually every day. And who knows what you’ll be able to achieve with a little inspiration?

Forty Years of Music that Heals

03.17.2014
The music therapy program has partnered with local agencies and attracted hundreds of students to bring healing power of music to others. More >>

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'Metamorphosis' Offers Refreshing Perspective on Beauty

03.12.2014
Chicago photographer Tim Arroyo's ArtStreet exhibit is meant to find beauty in all people. More >>



Zyde-what???

03.11.2014
Cedric Watson brings Louisiana flavor to the University of Dayton. More >>



Spring is in the Air

02.11.2014
Department of Music artists-in-residence perform Voices of Spring. More >>



Music Without Borders

01.21.2014
The University of Dayton Arts Series brings the world rhythms of Kiran Ahluwalia to campus. More >>



A New Identity

01.14.2014
Identification is an entirely new body of work created by Amy Kollar Anderson specifically for ArtStreet. More >>



Created Equal

01.14.2014
A powerful documentary film series and campus discussions will explore the history of civil rights in America. More >>



A Life of Music

01.09.2014
The University community remembers a beloved music lecturer who encouraged everyone to sing along.  More >>



From the Blues to Broadway

01.07.2014
A six-part film and discussion series will explore the history and influences of America's music. More >>



Let the Music Play

12.20.13

The University of Dayton will continue the legacy of Cityfolk's jazz programming. More >>



Leaving a Legacy

12.20.13

The Cityfolk Board of Trustees this week voted unanimously to dissolve the organization and transfer its assets to the University of Dayton. More >>

Leave a little space in your life for the arts.

From visual art exhibitions and visiting artist lectures to film, theatre, and dance performances, arts audiences will find something for everyone at the University of Dayton. All events are open to the public, and most are free.

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Come enjoy the arts with us.

Event Parking

Open parking is available in single-letter lots after 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 pm Friday, and all day on the weekend. A parking permit is required at all other times and can be obtained at the main visitor center on the University circle or the parking booth at Lot C on Evanston Avenue.


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Galleries

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery is located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. Open event parking is available in the McGinnis Center lot, adjacent to ArtStreet on Frericks Way (designated event spots only). No parking permitted in double-letter parking spots (AS, AR, MG, RP) at any time. ArtStreet is open 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Studio D Gallery website >>

Gallery 249 (Department of Visual Arts) is located on the second floor of College Park Center at 1529 Brown St. Limited visitor parking is available at College Park Center. During exhibit receptions, a student attendant at the front door of College Park Center will provide each guest with a parking pass. At other times, visitors should obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located on the University Circle. To reach the second floor, obtain an access card at the front desk on the first floor of College Park Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Visit the Gallery 249 website >>

Roesch Library Gallery is located on the first floor of Roesch Library. For library hours, visit http://www.udayton.edu/libraries/borrowing_hours_and_services/hours.phpThe Marian Library Gallery, located on the seventh floor of Roesch Library, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Due to ongoing construction, please enter through the doors on the east side of the building. Visitors should obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located on the University Circle.

Performance Venues

Kennedy Union Boll Theatre is a 389-seat theatre located on the first floor of Kennedy Union. Closest parking is in Lot B; open event parking available after 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 pm Friday, and all day on the weekend.

Kennedy Union Ballroom is located on the second floor of Kennedy Union. Closest parking is in Lot B; open event parking available after 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 pm Friday, and all day on the weekend.

Sears Recital Hall is a 183-seat facility located on the first floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center. Closet parking is in Lot C; stop at the parking booth for a permit. Open event parking available after 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 pm Friday, and all day on the weekend.

South Park United Methodist Church is located at 140 Stonemill Road, just across Brown Street from the South Student Neighborhood. Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the church. 

ArtStreet Cafe and Outdoor Amphitheatre are located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. Open event parking is available in the McGinnis Center lot, adjacent to ArtStreet on Frericks Way (designated event spots only). No parking permitted in double-letter parking spots (AS, AR, MG, RP) at any time. 

Other Venues

ArtStreet Studio B is a screening room within the ArtStreet complex, located on the 300 block of Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. Open event parking is available in the McGinnis Center lot, adjacent to ArtStreet on Frericks Way (designated event spots only). No parking permitted in double-letter parking spots (AS, AR, MG, RP) at any time. 

College Park Center, home of the Departments of Visual Arts and Music and the Theatre Program, is located at 1529 Brown St. Limited visitor parking is available at College Park Center. Visitors should obtain a parking pass from the parking attendant located on the University Circle. To visit the department areas, obtain an access card at the front desk on the first floor of College Park Center.

McGinnis Center is located next to ArtStreet at the intersection of Frericks Way and Kiefaber Street on the University of Dayton campus. Open event parking is available in the McGinnis Center lot on Frericks Way (designated event spots only). No parking permitted in double-letter parking spots (AS, AR, MG, RP) at any time. 

Join us in our creative journey.

Interested in learning more about the arts opportunities at the University of Dayton? Please visit the department websites listed below.

Arts Series


For 50 years, the UD Arts Series has brought hundreds of artists to campus, opening the programs to the community as well. Funded by the College of Arts and Sciences, the programs have ranged from poetry and drama, to music, dance and the visual arts.  These selections reflect the revised mission statement of the Arts Series to sponsor “distinctive, varied and engaging arts events to enrich the cultural life of our community.”

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ArtStreet


ArtStreet is an innovative learning and living arts complex located in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood at the University of Dayton. Many ArtStreet programs are open to the public, including visual arts workshops, film screenings, art exhibits and live music performances. Come explore your creative side at ArtStreet!

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Department of Music


The Department of Music offers degree programs including the Bachelor of Music, with majors in performance, composition, music therapy or music education; and the Bachelor of Arts, with a major in music. The Department of Music, a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, also offers a wide variety of free concerts throughout the year.

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Department of Visual Arts


The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Dayton teaches the perceptual, practical, and critical skill necessary for the creation and understanding of art and design in a variety of media and contexts. The department emphasizes the highly integrative nature of art and design and their immense cultural and personal importance. Gallery 249, as part of the educational mission of the Department of Visual Arts, serves to highlight the work of students, faculty, and invited professional artists.

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Graul Chair in Arts and Languages

This endowed chair is named for Dr. Thomas C. and Janet M. Graul and it is specifically designed to promote interdisciplinary approaches to the arts and languages with a particular focus on international perspectives. The position is currently held by Richard Chenoweth, horn professor in the Department of Music. 

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Theatre Program


The Theatre Program offers a Bachelor of Arts in theatre available through the Department of Communication. Students receive instruction in acting, directing, stage movement, stage design, technical production, critical analysis and theatre history. The theatre program produces three mainstage theatre productions and two dance performances each year, as well as a multitude of student-run productions.

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University Libraries

The University Libraries host a number of arts exhibits and events each year. Galleries are located on the 1st and 7th floors of Roesch Library. University of Dayton's Marian Library, located on the 7th floor of Roesch Library, is a globally recognized center for the study of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and holds the world's largest collection of printed materials and artifacts devoted to her. The collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets in more than 50 languages, and a vast collection of nearly 3,000 Nativity sets and Marian art from around the world. 

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Please contact us for more information about our programs. We look forward to hearing from you.

General Arts Inquiries:

Adrienne Niess, Associate Director, ArtStreet
Phone: 937-229-5104
Email: arts@udayton.edu

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Departments:

Arts Series: 937-229-2787 

ArtStreet: 937-229-5101 

Department of Music: 937-229-3936 

Department of Visual Arts/Gallery 249: 937-229-3237

Graul Chair in Arts and Languages: 937-229-3490

Kennedy Union/Boll Theatre Box Office: 937-229-2545 

Theatre Program Office: 937-229-3950 

University Libraries: 937-229-4094 

Support the Arts

Make a gift to support the arts at UD, and help us turn our future plans into reality.

To make a contribution: 1-888-253-2383