Welcome to the Arts SeriesFounded in 1961, the Arts Series has been presenting outstanding performing arts programs more than fifty years. In past, our campus has welcomed such luminaries as Marian Anderson, Van Cliburn, Marcel Marceau, Jack Nicholson and the Kronos Quartet. This season, we continue that tradition with a wide range of programs that offer a lively look at the diversity of our arts traditions -- from the classical chamber music of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra to a lecture and exhibition of eco-art by visiting artist Basia Irland to performances of the music of China and Cuba.
As part of the UD experience that strives to "educate the whole person," these are the opportunities -- open to campus and community alike -- that so often inspire new understanding of the world around us. Select from the links at right to see what we have to offer in Spring 2013.
Exceptional arts programming since 1961.
Established by a committee of faculty and staff in the fall of 1961, the University of Dayton Arts Series was ambitious from the start. Marian Anderson, who in 1955 was the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, was one of the first featured artists. Admission was just a dollar when she performed at the UD Fieldhouse.
Since that inaugural season, the Arts Series has continued to offer exceptional performances. Here in Dayton, the campus has hosted such notables as Miriam Makeba, Van Cliburn, the Kronos Quartet and Ronald K Brown/Evidence. It's a range of artists that reflects the diversity of experiences we believe is important for "educating the whole person."
Supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Art Series is looking forward to building audiences for its next half century of history.
Find us here.Free parking is available on campus, but may often require a permit which can be obtained at one of the two visitor kiosks, at the main entrance on College Park Avenue (University Circle) or at Parking Lot C on Evanston Avenue. College Park is east of the intersection of Stewart and Brown streets. Evanston Avenue is off of Irving Avenue. Visitors may park in any single-letter lot without a permit after 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 4:30 p.m. Friday and all day on the weekend. For more information about parking, call Parking Services at 937-229-2128.
Printable map of all arts venues and recommended parking lots (pdf) >>
How can we help you?
For Arts Series program information:
Contact Eileen Carr at 937-229-2787.
To purchase tickets for Arts Series concerts:
Contact the Kennedy Union Box Office at 937-229-2545. World Rhythm Concert tickets can be purchased either through the KU Box Office or through the Cityfolk Box Office at 937-496-3863.
For general information about the University of Dayton:
Arts Series Office