by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
This spring, Dickinson presents a schedule of public arts events that correspond with virtually any mood. Need a laugh? The theatre & dance department has got you covered with a classic musical that's heavy on the ridiculous, light on the sublime. Feeling contemplative? The Dance Theatre Group's (DTG) edgy Freshworks meditations are coming your way. Itching to cut a rug? The Jazz Ensemble is in the pocket.
If you're pondering life's sweeping questions, try the War, Peace, Justice Symposium concert. You also can learn the secrets to living your best life, courtesy of retired Col. Gary Steele, West Point's first Black varsity-football athlete. Social justice is the focus of the Trout Gallery's ongoing Horace Pippin show and its "genderqueer" exhibition, while the College Choir's spring performance has environmental issues on tap.
What if you're feeling curious about your fellow Dickinsonians' newest creations? You're very much in luck. The senior studio-art and art-history exhibitions, a senior-thesis theatre project and the DTG concert showcase new student works, performances and research. There are also noonday and chamber-music events, and two Dickinsonian solo exhibitions—one by a member of the class of 1989 and the other by Dickinson's newest art & art-history professor.
And that's just the beginning! Check out the full listing in the Calendar of Arts.
All events are free, unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Masks are currently required in campus buildings, and timed tickets may be required to be reserved in advance. Events are subject to change.
Published January 14, 2022