Tips on Attending Arts Events
Here are some general tips for attending arts events:
- Arrive a few minutes early to find a place to sit if you are attending a lecture or performance. In some cases (such as certain theatre performances), late admittance is not permitted.
- Silence your cell phone before the lecture or performance begins.
- Double-check the hours. Some museums or galleries are closed to the public on Mondays (or a different weekday).
- Look up more information about the guest speaker or artist before attending an event by Google searching the name and visiting any relevant websites.
- Pick up programs, handouts, and flyers when available for helpful information about the nature of the performance, guest speaker, or artist.
- Draw on your knowledge and life experience and try to make connections with content of the lecture, performance, exhibition, etc.
- Be open to what the experience has to offer you.
Most arts events offered at the University of Kansas will count toward the Arts Engagement Certificate. Here is a general list of arts venues and types of arts events that can be count toward your certificate:
- All KU theatre performances
- All performances and art-related talks at the Lied Center & master classes
- All exhibitions, performances, and art related talks at Spencer Museum of Art
- All exhibitions, performances, and art related talks at Nelson Atkins
- All School of Music events
- Senior recitals, thesis exhibitions, and student showcases
- Visiting artists and art-related lectures on campus (e.g. at The Commons, Kansas Union, Hall Center, departmental guest artists, etc.)
- Optional, hands-on workshops offered by participating Arts Engagement Departments
- Film screenings with discussions
- Artist talks, exhibitions, and theatre, music, and dance performances at the Lawrence Arts Center
- Art Lectures at the Lawrence Public Library
- Artist talks and exhibitions at the Student Union Gallery in the Kansas Union
- All exhibitions at the Art and Design Building Gallery
- Final Fridays (Lawrence) or First Fridays (Kansas City) are fine to attend for visual art; however, you need to write about a specific work of art or exhibition.
If you have questions about whether or not an event can count, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org