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BoJack Horseman
Highlighted Event

Exclusive live performance of ‘BoJack Horseman’ at Denison University

October 10, 2019 / 8:00pm - 9:30pm

The Department of Theatre celebrates its new home in the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts with BoJack Horseman in Sharon Martin Hall.

Art happens here. The arts intersect with nearly every facet of life at Denison. Students often bring a passion for the arts, and once here they find new ones.

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Michael S. Morris

Director of the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Director of the Vail Series

Marla Krak

Fine Arts Community Engagement
Vail Series Assistant

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What's Coming Next:

Guest Artist Recital: Pianist Mary Vanhoozer

The Department of Music presents a guest recital with pianist Mary Vanhoozer.

'A New Vocabulary for Ancient Blackness'

The Denison Museum and the Department of Classical Studies welcome Sarah Derbew.

Denison Chamber Singers concert: 'Salutation'

The Department of Music presents the Denison Chamber Singers in concert.

23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Pete McCann Trio with Brett Burleson Trio

The Department of Music presents the 23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival opening concert, featuring the Pete McCann Trio.

23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: Guitar Clinics

The 23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival holds guitar clinics on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival: The Bobby Broom Trio

The Department of Music presents the 23rd Annual Denison Jazz Guitar Festival closing concert, featuring The Bobby Broom Trio.

Denison Symphony Orchestra Concert with Alumni Performance

The Department of Music at Denison University presents an Eisner Celebration with the Denison Symphony Orchestra.

Denison University is a leading college for students who are passionate about the arts and who choose the breadth of a liberal arts education over that of a conservatory.

The Arts at Denison are vibrant, masterful, and thought-provoking. Denison students collaborate and create as they learn from working artists and professional creators. More than 40 percent of Denison students take part in the arts that include music, theatre, dance, cinema, art history, studio art, and creative writing. Students who come to Denison nurturing a passion often find they grow and develop new avenues of artistic pursuit.

Home to the departments of Dance, Music and Theatre, the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts is a natural hub for the performing arts at Denison. Students and faculty from different disciplines intersect in classrooms and common areas. These encounters spark creativity and growth that elevate knowledge and ability.

Denison students learn, perform, exhibit, and partake in the arts on campus and off The Hill.

A teaching museum, the Denison Museum is fittingly located in the Eisner Center. The museum’s teaching collection includes cultural heritage, historical, scientific, and artistic objects. Exhibitions, mounted in the spring and fall of each year, are curated from these collections or from nationally toured exhibitions.

The Vail Series is Denison’s premiere performing arts series. Since 1979, the Vail Series has brought world-class musicians and artists to Swasey Chapel. These artists, like Yo-Yo Ma, Belá Fleck, and Renée Fleming, often join students in the classroom sharing advice about technique and even some sage business know-how. What’s more, the Vail Series events are free to students, faculty, and staff.

Nearby Newark offers opportunities as well. The Denison Art Space in Newark (DASiN) is a mixed-use space for the community with a flexible gallery area, two music teaching studios, and an artist-in- residence studio. DASiN highlights local artists as well as artists from around the world, working in new, innovative ways across a wide range of mediums.

The Columbus arts community is just 30 minutes away, with access to musical, classical, and improvisational theatre; orchestras and symphonies; ballet and modern dance companies; art galleries and museums; independent film venues; and programs, like those at the Thurber House, that celebrate excellence in writing.

Stairway in the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Hallway and locker space at the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
View of hallway/locker space at the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
View of glass windows of rehearsal space, and hallway and locker space at the Eisner Center for the Performing Arts

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