The University’s nationally recognized fine arts departments present the highest-quality performances and exhibits. Major programs of study are available in art, art history, drama, music, and musical theatre.
Arts at Clarke
The Arts at Clarke series features some of the world’s greatest performers from across the country and around the world.
Students have the opportunity to work in a number of different studio environments for painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and print-making. Monthly exhibits are presented in Quigley Gallery 1550.
Drama Productions and Music Performances
Students and faculty of the drama department and music department present public performances each year in our two performance facilities, Jansen Music Hall and Terence Donaghoe Hall.
Each year, a variety of lectures on campus bring some of the world’s foremost experts and thinkers to campus.
Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series
The Mackin-Mailander Lecture series features a prominent outside speaker, a faculty lecture and an alumni lecture. The series was established after the university received gifts from two alums, Mary Mackin ’34 and Verna Slattery-Mailander ’20, to establish an endowed lecture series.
Mary Murphy Lecture in Biology
The Mary Murphy Lecture in Biology was established in memory of long-time Clarke faculty member Mary Murphy, BVM, to invite noted scientists to present an annual lecture in biology at Clarke.
Schemmel Endowed Theology Evolution Lecture
Clarke alumnae Rachel Schemmel ’51 endowed the lecture series in memory of her parents, Frederick and Emma Schemmel; their female grandchildren, Gwendolyn Schemmel McCarthy ’61, Deborah Meyer Fautsch ’76 and Sheree Meyer ’79; and their two nieces, Varrian Schemmel and Ruth Schemmel Matheny ’39, all of who attended Clarke.