Arts & Culture
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.
In and outside of the classroom, students are challenged to explore a vast range of traditional and non-traditional ideas, materials, and art forms.
Whatever your passion, you can make it real at Hartwick.
Here is a small sampling of what you might discover at Hartwick:
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.
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.
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.
The Yager Museum
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.
Hartwick’s spirited chapter of the Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society and Cardboard Alley Players, a student-run theatre club, offer opportunities for the entire campus to take part in campus theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts presents two major productions annually - and auditions are open to all.