Appreciate the Arts

With its vibrant art galleries, sold-out theater productions, and a marching band that is among the fastest growing in the country, the University of New Haven is a lively center for the arts. The campus is also ideally located to enjoy the city of New Haven’s rich history as a cultural center.

A cultural hub

The arts are an important part of a University of New Haven education. Why? Because research shows that students exposed to the arts have higher GPAs. Explore the many opportunities to experience the arts on campus or in the surrounding community.

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Seton Art Gallery

The gallery in Dodds Hall features the work of emerging artists, faculty, and students in solo exhibitions and group shows that encourage diversity and promote interdisciplinary practices.

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Chauncey Stillman and Sill House Galleries

The signature art galleries at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts host student exhibitions and displays curated by artists who have earned national and international acclaim.

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Theater Productions

University of New Haven students reprise several productions each year. Performances have ranged from the American classic Our Town, to the contemporary musical Rent to student-written pieces as part of a “Theater for Community Impact” course.

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Music Groups and Ensembles

The University of New Haven boasts one of the fastest growing collegiate marching bands in the country, and its student ensembles perform regular concerts. In addition, the University’s Music Industry Club sponsors shows that bring local talent to campus to perform for the campus community.

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Local Art Scene

Nearly every street in downtown New Haven offers the opportunity to experience world and local art, the city’s deep-rooted history, and one-of-a-kind performances. The Yale University Art Gallery houses a diverse collection of more than 185,000 works, while the Yale Center for British Art features the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom. ArtSpace, a contemporary gallery, spotlights the work of both regional and local artists. The city’s theater scene is unmatched, thanks to the Shubert Theatre and the Tony-award-winning Long Wharf Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre.