Arts & Culture

Make art. Or enjoy it. Find your passion & ignite it.

Each year, Hartwick students direct or act in numerous plays, exhibit their work in the Foreman Gallery, invite guest lectures, make music, and photograph unique scenes about campus. They deepen our community’s appreciation for the arts.

Here is a small sampling of what you might discover at Hartwick:

In and outside of the classroom, students are challenged to explore a vast range of traditional and non-traditional ideas, materials, and art forms.

Art, Art History, and The Foreman Gallery
Art students contribute projects to junior and senior exhibitions and the annual “Peep Show”, to celebrate the arrival of spring and the unique marshmellow confection, is a campus tradition. 

The Foreman Gallery

A totally student-run dance club, Orchesis performs to sell-out crowds twice a year. Dance styles range from tap to reggae to modern/interpretive dance.


Music, Music, Music
Hartwick is home to a large number of music ensembles, clubs, and organizations open to all students. During the year, you also can take music classes, attend performances by renowned musicians, ensembles, and our music majors, especially during Senior Thesis season. You may also participate in pep-band, symphonic bands/orchestras, and choruses.

Music Department

Activities for Writers
The Visiting Writers Series is run by the Department of English, which has tons going on. Our students publish Word of Mouth (a literary magazine devoted to publishing student poetry, prose, and art work) and the student newspaper, Hilltops, and the English Department awards the annual Anna Sonder Prize for the best student poem.

English Department 

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture
Home to more than 17,000 items, with five versatile gallery spaces for permanent and special exhibitions, the museum also provides research facilities for anthropology, fine arts, and history students (not to mention museum studies minors), as well as a venue for student-curated exhibitions and programs.

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture

Theatre Clubs
Hartwick’s spirited chapter of the Alpha Psi Omega national honorary theatre fraternity publishes a periodic newsletter. Cardboard Alley Players, a student-run theatre group, present two major productions annually and several smaller plays during the year.

Theatre Arts Department

Whatever your passion, you can make it real at Hartwick.


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